It’s back to school shopping season and no matter how old I get, I still am thrilled seeing the endless supplies of mechanical pencils, two pack glue sticks, child safe scissors, red corrective pens and the 24 packs of crayons. To me this is a sign that life goes on. That learning and education plays a vital role in the continuation of the next generation.
Maybe we ourselves stock up on these highly discounted items like the college spaced spiral notebooks where we will spend hours jotting down our hopes, dreams and fears along with sketches of our next DIY project.
If that’s the case, then I urge you to get back into your shopping shoes and load your cart with some of those crayon boxes for I’m going to prove that neither you, your walls or your taste for art can we too old for these flavorful appointed crayons. Tickle me pink is about to get all up in your face with this fun yet flammable project!
How do you create art from melted crayons?
Step One: First you’ll need a plain white canvas. Take a mental picture of this pure crisp whiteness, for soon it’s blank surface will be transformed into a work of homemade art.
Step Two: Unpack your pack of crayons. Use a pack of 64 if your board is wider. Lay them out at the top of you board, touching side by side. Now is the time you can arrange them in the color pattern you desire.
Step Three: Using a hot glue gun carefully glue the underside of the crayons with their point facing down towards the empty expanse of the canvas. If you have preoccupation tendencies, as I do, be mindful that a hot glue gun can get hot, does emit a very strong adhesive and should never be left unattended when plugged in.
Step Four: Remove your hot glue gun and make way to plug in your blow dryer. Turning it on High, give each section that your blow-dryers nozzle can cover due attention until you see the crayons turn shiny and sure enough, the wax will start dripping down in a glorious river of color. To ensure that the crayons melt evenly aim your heat at the wrapper so it liquefies from the inner core out and the point of your crayon still bears a faint resemblance to its original state.
Step Five: This entire process happens quickly and offers instant gratification much art is incapable of. So once you are satisfied with the drips turn your blow dryer off and within several minutes your work should by dry and the crayons should be back to a solid.
Step Six: Hang up your masterpiece and bask in the many compliments you and your co-creators will receive. This is a great and fun way to incorporate your rooms color scheme as you can easily eliminate crayon box hues and double on the ones you find will best accentuate your wall. Now revisit that mental picture of your blank canvas and compare it to the one that graces your home. With that, I rest my case and leave you to enjoy your new art!