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Published September 15th 2014
Cheap & cheerful art for kids
Melted crayon art
When my daughter first asked if we could make this artwork I was worried. It looked like it would be really difficult and quite messy. I managed to put it off for a few weeks but eventually caved in. But you know what, it was actually quite simple, quick and really cheap to make.
You will need: a small canvas
at least 12 crayons craft glue a hairdryer
First spread some newspaper or a cloth over your work table as the crayons will drip as they melt.
I would also recommend doing it outside if possible or in a well-ventilated room as there are some fumes as the crayons melt.
Next decide the order you want your colours on the canvas - we used a rainbow type pattern.
Arrange the crayons
Then stick each crayon to the top of the canvas with craft glue.
Leave for a few hours to dry.
Once the glue has dried all you need to do is heat the crayons with a hairdryer. We tried to melt the colours evenly but found some melted quicker than others.
Melting the crayons
If you want your colours to mix just tilt the canvas as they drip.
Once you are satisfied with your artwork leave to dry and then hang on your wall.
All up this artwork cost us just over $5.00 and took only a few hours to make.