Thursday, July 5, 2012

Crayon Art

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.