Crayon’s Melted on Art Canvas Projects

Crayon on Canvas

Here is a fun and creative use of old crayons.  Remember when you were young, and how you would take crayons an put them between two sheets of wax paper and melt them with an iron?  This is very similar and just as easy.  With help from an adult,  let your kids make their own wall art with left over crayons.

 

Here’s how easy it is to do:

Crayons

Gather crayons.  I bought this huge bag from the Goodwill for about 1.99

Blank Canvas

I recycled a old canvas that I also purchased for $1.  I put a thin coat of white paint to cover it.

Purple Crayons

Start with picking out what colors you would like to use.  I started with different purple shades.

Peeled Crayon Wrappers

Peel off the wrappers

I used a crayon sharpener and  let the flakes fall into a small plastic container.

 

I spread the shavings out in different patterns onto the canvas.  I just put them loosely onto the canvas.

 

My 2nd  choice of colors were in the yellow and orange tones.

 

Again, I placed them loosely onto the canvas

3rd choice were blue tones.

 

Adding Crayons to your Canvas

I added them onto the canvas.

Finished up with some greens and more yellows.

 

Now the fun begins.  Cover your Canvas with sheets of Wax Paper.  Make sure you wax paper overlaps the ends.

Iron on Wax Paper Melting Crayons

Parents should help their kids with this  part of the project. As the Iron gets very hot.

Start in the corner of the canvas and with a light touch use your iron to heat up the crayon.  Just  iron over the wax paper, melting the crayons.

Let the wax paper cool completely before removing.  If you try removing while its still warm,  you run the risk of pulling up the colors.

 

 

Crayon on Canvas

This is the finished canvas.  If  for some reason you don’t like the way it looks or you have empty spaces, you could go back over it gently to move the colors.  But don’t do it to much, as the colors will all blend together not look so good.

 

Have fun.  And send me pics of your art work.  I would love to see them.

 

 

 

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