Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Crayon Art

We are in the process of FINALLY arranging to have Agent Smelly's bedroom painted. She is having her walls painted yellow, with white trim and we have had drapes made up that are white with blue and yellow flowers. I am also looking for art and other accessories to add to her room too. It is not very easy to find girly things unless you are into pink or purple really so I have been making some things for her. I have seen a few art canvasses on Pinterest where you melt a crayon across a canvas, not difficult but there are a few variations and they look really cool.

So for our last art session Agent Smelly and I used a hair dryer to melt some crayons over 4 small canvasses which will go on her bedroom wall once it is complete. The photo does not actually do it justice and you can't see the different texture like you can in person.

Some tips if you are going to try it.
- We used some metal tongs to hold the crayon so the hair dryer didn't burn our fingers.
- It was not as easy as it looked as sometimes the melted crayon went flying across the bench, canvass or yourself. There's not a lot of control really.
- We also had some of those really thick large crayons left over from when the girls were young, don't use them if you have them, they are really hard to melt.
- We also tried grating some crayon and gently blowing on it but even gently blowing the crayon goes flying everywhere.


  1. I love this :) Thanks for sharing -- what a terrific project.

    1. Thanks so very much for stopping by and commenting. :)

  2. Haha, so many of these projects aren't as easy as they look!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. That's why I love those Pinterest fail blogs so much ... show's I am not as useless as I think trying some of these things.

  3. I love your tips too! The canvasses look great (and I can imagine what you mean about the texture showing better in real life).
    I've had your blog in my Feedly Reader but I don't seem to get to read it so much lately so I'm subscribing by email so I don't miss anything. :-)


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