Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Crayon Art

Okay, so we've all seen the plethora of melted crayon art on Pinterest, right? Right. Well, I thought I'd take a whack at it and put something together for my classroom because it works so well with my theme, and it seemed simple enough. I won't take you through all the steps because there are other blogs with better tutorial descriptions. I didn't follow any of those; I just kinda did my own thing.

I started by drawing a light pencil outline of a heart on the edge of the canvas. I sorted the crayons the way I wanted, and then I used a hot glue gun to glue them into place. I ended up using two packs of the 24 count crayons.

I had the brilliant idea to put the canvas in a box to collect the crayon runoff. Otherwise the balcony would have been decorated as well. I used a hair dryer to melt the suckers. I used a combination of hair dryer position as well as holding and tipping the canvas to get the colors to flow in the direction I wanted to. One crayon came off, so I had to heat up the glue gun again to stick her back into place.


I wrote the quote I wanted for my students with sharpie. 

It turned out better than I expected! I'm so excited. Okay! Off to go shopping for more supplies and then back to school for some more organization. Toodles!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! It is adorable!

  2. You are welcome! I had been wanting to do this for a long time, and I'm glad I finally got around to it. :)