Sunday, December 18, 2011

Crayons and a Hair Dryer

Here are the supplies you'll need:
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Crayola Crayons (you'll see why in a little bit)
  • Canvas
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towel/Paper towls
The reason why I am specifing crayola crayons is because I used a cheap off brand from a local grocery store and they didn't really melt so well. I have seen other people use the Crayola Crayons and they seem to melt better. PLUS, the off brand do not have the color names on them. I originally wanted to do a R.O.Y.G.B.I.V. pattern, but since I couldnt see the color names I didn't know which ones were red and which ones were orange and I didn't have the time (or patience) to test out every color on a piece of paper.

Once you decide on what colors you want to use, line them up on the canvas to make sure you know length wise how many will fit on your canvas.

Then whip out that hot glue gun and start gluing them down. I glued on the same spot each time so that it said "Crayons" on the outside. You don't have to it's just the OCD in me!

Once they are all glued on find a way to prop your canvas up, I used a heavy box. Lay a towel or paper towels under your canvas just in case some melted crayons come off the canvas.

Now it's time to get melting! I noticed that using the hair dryer on full blast made a mess and the crayons were melting unevenly, it's best to use it at it's lowest setting.

Here are some pictures taken in the process of the melting. Make sure as you are blow drying that you are moving the hair dryer back and forth and not just leaving it on a few crayons so they melt, this will also make it uneven. Just move your hair dryer back and forth and they'll all melt at a even pace!


This one is DEFINITELY a pin!


  1. Yay! I love this one. Super glad it's a keeper!!

  2. Love this! Do they make black canvas? I would love to try light colors (white, pink, light blue) on a black background!

  3. Thank you Lacy! :)

    Misty I googled black canvas and I found some for sale online! If you try it send me some pictures so I can see how it turns out! Good luck!