There have been tons of melted crayon art going around the internet the past few months. You've seen the ones where you glue the crayons to the top of a canvas then melt them so they drip down. Well, last week this pin came across my pinterest feed. So cool! Jenna Brown makes crayons look like a watercolor painting. I thought this would be a neat project to do with my niece over the weekend.
First we peeled off the labels
I didn't want any burnt little fingers so we duck taped the crayons to wooden skewers and heated them up with a blow dryer.
It looked so fun both my sisters and I joined in.
N was a little shy showing off her finished project.
Her mom asked if I would maybe paint her monogram on it. I thought it would be nice with a verse instead. I had some chipboard letters that I painted white. Was missing a few letters so had to cut them out myself. Let me tell you, cutting a two inch o out of chipboard is not an easy task. The ones I cut look a little rougher, but hopefully, no one will notice.
I think it turned out pretty good. If you are doing this with children I would recommend using colors that blend well. Ours looks a little muddy where the complimentary colors run together.