Sunday, March 18, 2012

Crayon Art

Well, I am finally back with a new post. This is on a new project which I did with my son. I saw crayon art pictures all over the internet and thought it's a great project to be done with a preschooler. It involves almost no preparation at all.

Stuff you need:
Canvas of any size you prefer
Crayons enough to cover the length of canvas
Glue Gun
Scotch Tape
Hair Dryer


Step 1: If you wish to remove the paper cover on crayons, you can do so by soaking it for few seconds in water, and let the crayons dry. I skipped this step.

Step 2: Arrange the colors in a rainbow sequence or any order you prefer.

Step 3. Glue the crayons to the canvas using good amount of glue. If the paper cover is still on, keep the same print on the top.

Step 4: Cover the four sides of the canvas with scotch tape to prevent any color from getting there.

Step 5: Time to melt the crayons. This can get little messy, so I would advice to keep a plastic sheet below the canvas and on the surrounding area. Then keeping the canvas little tilted, start heating the crayons. I alternated between and high and low setting. Start heating from the center of crayons, and move slowly from one side to other.

If the color melts and starts to dry midway after dripping, you can blowdry it on low setting and let it spread.

Step 6: Let it dry, and remove the tape from the edges.

We made 2 similar ones, except the sequence of colors on the 2nd canvas was opposite.

 Find a place to hang your art..

Happy Melting!


Yamini Kaur said...

Lovely !! Have too many old crayons laying around. Might be a good idea to get creative with them. A normal hair dryer will melt them ?

Tania Tangri said...

Thanks Didi. Yes, a regular hair dryer works.

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