Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY Melted Crayon Canvas

Aspen has been wanting to make a melted crayon canvas, so we busted out the blank canvas, a box of crayons, & the blow dryer over the weekend, and went to town! This was a really easy project, but I will say that it was a little messy. A new yellow golf shirt that I bought my husband last week? Yeah, ruined from the messy melted crayon splatters, but hey… it’s just a shirt.. I think the husband was having as much fun as the daughter, because she literally had to beg for the blow dryer back at one time, quite funny actually.

Okay, here’s what you’ll need:
- A blank canvas.
**If you have a Big Lots near you, they have cheap canvas’ for $3 and $5. Big ones, too. It’s the only place I buy mine. Sister loves a good deal.
- 2-3 Boxes of crayons.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Blow Dryer
- A Sheet or garbage bag to prevent a mess

Hot glue the crayons onto the canvas. We only bought 1 pack of crayons, and we quickly learned we should have bought 2 or 3. But, we worked with what we had.

You then turn your blow dryer on, facing downward, and the wax from the crayons will start to melt, dripping in a downward motion. Aspen pointed the blow dryer sideways, which caused the melted wax to be blown on Dad’s shirt… splitter splatter, splitter splatter…. So, just from expierence, keep that bad boy pointed downward.

That’s all there is to it. Super easy. I’m sure we’ll be doing this one again, and def. using 2 or 3 boxes of crayons so the fit all the way across next time. :)

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