crayon art

I just returned from Ladies’ Retreat.  It was truly a wonderful weekend – we had great lessons and great fellowship.  I want to share with you some of the thought-provoking things I learned but that will be for another day because my brain is mush right now due to a severe lack of sleep…

So for today I’ll just leave you with some of my “artwork” I made this weekend.

If you’re on Pinterest you’ve probably seen some crayon art.  If you aren’t on Pinterest you should be then the gist is that you melt crayons on a canvas with a hairdryer to make art.  I had seen it but hadn’t made any myself until this weekend.  I ended up making three canvases and put three of my favorite scriptures on them.

This was my first one.  I hot glued the crayons in a ROY G BIV type thing across the top of the canvas then used the hair dryer to melt them and let the wax run down.

“How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart” – Psalm 119:2

For this one I shaved little flecks off the crayons, sprinkled them on the canvas, and then used the hairdryer to heat the canvas from the bottom (you can’t blow from the top or the little shavings will blow everywhere) to make this dotted picture.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” – Psalm 51:10

And finally, on this one I glued the crayons in a star shape and used the hair dryer to melt it.  I tilted it around as the wax melted to fill in the middle of the star.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14

When I got home I grouped them together in our guest room/office/craft room above my little craft area.

This was a pretty easy (once I got the hang of it) and very fun project to make.  Here are two tips I gathered that may help you if you ever decide to try making some crayon art:

  • It doesn’t really matter what brand of crayon you use, but do make sure that all your crayons are from the same brand.  My first one (the rainbow one) I just picked through a big tub of assorted crayons that someone had brought and then later found out that different brands of crayons melt at different speeds so some of my colors melted really fast and others never really melted.  For the spotted one and the star shaped one I used all of the same brand of crayons and they melted much more easily.
  • You want your hairdryer to be on a hot heat, but a low speed.  If you put your hairdryer on high it will send the wax flying so it’s better to use a lower setting so you can control where the wax goes a little better.

I have another craft from this weekend that I haven’t finished yet, but I hope to get that done soon so I can show it off!

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  1. Michelle says:

    And Toys R Us just ended a sale on 24 packs of Crayola crayons…4/$1.

  2. Love this – I’m SO doing this one – the first is my favorite!

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