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Melting Crayons Canvas: Back to School Art for Kids


Have you all been on Pinterest yet?  The first time I started searching around, I was on for… um, way too long.  It’s the best thing ever for ideas and the worst thing ever for time management. 

Anyway, I first saw this Melting Crayons Canvas Art idea there and knew it would be a perfect addition to our schoolroom (in process.)  We got the crayons at Toys R Us last week (it was a buy one 64 pack, get two free deal -whoohoo!) and the canvas was purchased from a discounted Michael’s bin for $1.94.  Altogether, our artwork cost $4.00. 

Selah organized the crayons just how she wanted them and I hot glued them to the canvas.  Then we sat on a towel with a hairdryer and melted and melted away.  It was so much fun to see the colors melt, mix, and mingle.  Selah thought this was the coolest thing ever, but Adden wasn’t impressed for long.  That’s okay, it was probably safer that way. 

I really love the way our art turned out and I can’t wait to see it hung in our schoolroom.  However, if we do another Melted Crayons Canvas, I would experiment a bit more.  I think crayons glued in the shape of a sun would look cool;  with the rays being the melty stuff;  like a sunburst of sorts. 

Anyway, this is a simple art project for kids that turns out pretty sweet.  Let me know if you give it a try.

4 thoughts on “Melting Crayons Canvas: Back to School Art for Kids

  1. school room? Are you going to home school? And could you come do some crafts with my daughter? She would love you forever.

    • yep, i will be teaching the kids this year (selah – kindergarten and adden pre-K). we do it through a charter school, so it’s kind of like the best of both worlds. they provide curriculum, stipends for activities, and opportunities for socialization through an art/music/dance center, a sports program, and multiple field trips. i really love it for the stages they are in now.

      i think brooklyn and selah would get along mighty fine:)

  2. Yes, are you homeschooling? I love and dislike Pinterest for the same reasons 🙂 Glad you got a great idea that both you and Selah enjoyed (and that Adden put up with haha)!

    • yep. teaching at home for at least this year. one year at a time:) ahhh… pinterest. it has so many ideas for teachers as well.

      hope this finds you well. have a great school year!

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