Saturday, November 5, 2011

That cool crayon melting project

For those of you who like to read the last page of the book first, here it is. The finished project.

And for the rest of you, here's the process.
First we collected all of the crayons we could find in the house. We had a few.

Sarah helped me sort them by color. 

Then we laid them all out like a rainbow. Which, incidentally is Sarah's favorite color.

Yes, "rainbow" is her favorite color.

Obviously we had too many to fit on our canvas so we narrowed it down.

Then we glued them onto the canvas using Aleene's Tacky Glue. After leaving the glue to dry for a couple of hours we came back and it was melting time.

This is really fun.

All we used was a regular old hair dryer. It was really fun to watch as the crayons started to melt and then melt together. Also, it was cool to see the way the air would blow the wax across the canvas if you held the dryer at an angle.

And this picture is here because Jon likes to take artsy photos.

So really, this was the most fun artsy craftsy project we've done in a while. This one will be hanging soon in Sarah's bedroom. Way up high so that she can't touch it. 

Next we'll be making one for Jason's room to go with his black/white/gray/red color scheme. It's going to be awesome.

We found this great idea on Pinterest. Do you have an account there yet? Put your link in the comments and I'll follow you. I also saw this project with some great tips on Sara Mincy's site

What crafty projects have you been up to lately?

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