Saturday, July 14, 2012

DIY: Melted Crayon Art

Who doesn't love a fun and easy art project? I love to paint and draw but this project is something anyone can do. You really don't need any artistic abilities whatsoever. As long as you can handle a hot glue gun and a hairdryer, you're good to go!


  • Canvas (I used 18x24 Stretched Canvas)
  • Crayons (I bought 2 64-packs. The amount depends on your size of canvas)
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Hair dryer
Make sure to protect the surface you're working on. Mine splattered a little here and there. Also you'll want to use something to hold the canvas upright. I have an easel but you could even find something to lean it against.
For the crayons, I picked out the browns, grays, blacks, etc. and doubled up most of the other colors. I didn't use all of them. 

To Create Your Masterpiece:
There are really only two steps to this project once you have everything set up. 

1. Glue the crayons to the top of the canvas pointing down. You might want to line them up before you start and in the color scheme you want them to be.

Ready to go!

2. Use a hair dryer to melt the crayons. 

That's how simple it is! It might take awhile to melt the crayons enough to achieve the effect you want. For mine it took about 30 minutes. There isn't a specific way to use the hair dryer - just point it downward!

I love how this turned out and I'll be hanging it up on my wall immediately!


  1. Hi from the Etsy blogging team! I've seen this before on Pinterest! It's so cool! Yours turned out really nice :) Where did you hang it up?


    1. Thank you! It's going to be put up in my living room.