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!