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Melted Crayon Art

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 8

Melted Crayon Art


You've probably stumbled on the melted crayon art ideas on Pinterest like I did. I completely fell for this idea and decided to try it out for myself. I am not one of this art geniuses and I can barely sketch but I managed to make this piece of art so, really, anyone can do this! I decided to make it look like the crayons were rain and painted a romantic couple beneath the rain. This took my about 4 hours for I am a perfectionist. This is super easy to do and super fun. Here, I will teach you how to make a great piece of art for your wall or someone else's wall! Enjoy :)

You will need:

  • Canvas
  • Crayons
  • Glue gun
  • Hair dryer
  • Black permanent marker
  • Black acrylic paint

Place the crayons

Remove the paper on the crayons and place them on the canvas. I used about 95 crayons and the canvas is 50 cm x 70 cm. Next step is to glue the crayons on to the canvas by using the glue gun. Make sure they stick. You might have to glue some of them twice. I sketched a drawing of the couple on a piece of paper, cut it out and held it to the canvas as I drew the outlines with a pencil. Next thing to do is to draw the outlines again with a black permanent marker. Finally, I painted the inside of the picture with black acrylic paint.

Almost ready(102950)

The only thing left now is to take out the hair dryer and melt those crayons! It was awesome to see the crayons melt down. I used a paperboard to make sure the crayons would melt around the umbrella. Make sure to put some newspapers around the canvas otherwise the crayons will melt down to the floor and it's not as easy as you would think to get them off!

It's raining crayons!

I am super happy with the outcome! Now it hangs in my living room in all its glory :)



Jun 19, 2012 3:23pm
What an unusual and interesting art project with crayons. My girls would enjoy this.Hope to see more quality articles like this from you.
Jun 19, 2012 5:16pm
I remember this kind of crafty stuff from the 1970s as well. Good nostalgia piece, too -- a lotta people did the scratch-off versions as well as the melted material. Cool article. Thumb.
Jun 19, 2012 5:23pm
WOW! This article is interesting and timely for me. My twins left crayons in their pockets and I have been cleaning crayon art out of my dryer and off our clothes for the last two hours. I like your art so much better!
Jun 19, 2012 5:35pm
The old "crayon in the lcothes dryer" trick. gotta love it.
Jun 19, 2012 9:00pm
Crayon art is so fun and I've seen some of these "works of art" on Pinterest. Good article - your art piece came out great!
Jun 20, 2012 9:53am
Great how-to article with nice results. I live on Pinterest. So much inspiration there!
Jun 22, 2012 10:00pm
I love how you made it colorfully romantic! It really is wonderful. I love it. I would hate to take the paper off of one hundred crayons. It sounds as tedious as labeling every single school supply in August! lol Did you have a trick to remove them easily?
Also, I can't believe the blow dryer melted the crayons!(no wonder my hair gets damaged!) Did it take long for the crayons to heat up?
Jun 24, 2012 3:35am
Hey BrandiNicole!
It took time taking the paper off the crayons but I just used a knife to cut through the paper and then pealed it off so I wouldn't damage my nails by doing it. It worked just fine. First it took long for the crayons to heat up and you have to be careful and blow over them all but not stick to one place. Once they start melting they go crazy and it's so fun seeing them melt down.
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