Introduction: Anti Crayon Art

Have some empty shelf space for a bit of art? The kind of art that makes everyone ask about? Here's a simple process, from found materials.

This Project is on eBay!

Bid Early - Bid Often

Proceeds go to the "Foraging Fund for students that made the 'Anti Crayon' sculpture, listed them on Instructables and sold them on eBay to buy food" or FFSTMACSLISBBB for short.

Step 1: Materials

Crayons
Scrap of Cardboard
Tin Foil
Oven

Step 2: Bake 1

Set oven to 200 degrees and place your box of crayons on a sheet of foil.


Bake for 10-15 minutes

Step 3: Drain

Remove crayons from oven. Drain as much of the wax as you can and then place your box on a new sheet of foil.

Step 4: Repeat

Place back into the oven and repeat. Do this until most of the wax has been removed. You can check by peeking in the box to check how much crayon is actually left.

Once finished, allow to completely cool.

Step 5: Make a Base

Cut some random shape from a bit of cardboard.

Just for fun, I coated it with leftover crayon wax (remelted in oven). Then, I smoothed it out by holding a lighter flame to it until it would flow. Finally allow to cool.

Remove the cool crayons from the box. They should now be a shell of a crayon, held together with residual crayon.


To glue the anti crayons to the base, pour some molten crayon on the base and hold the anti crayons in the puddle. Once cool, add more wax for extra support and while you're add it - attach some other random shiny items. Shiny items are good.

It looks quite at home with alongside the other items on my shelf.


You may ask: "why?" The simple answer - why not? To be honest, I don't know why. These things just happen - and we move on.

Step 6: Buy Me!

This sculpture of randomness is on eBay! Want your very own sculpture as made by a non art major, starving* college student and don't have the time, will or desire to get your hands crayoned? Bid now! Guaranteed Imperfect!

Bid Early - Bid Often

Comments

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Kirstareis made it! (author)2012-06-08

I like the look of this. I think I would love to try having them glued standing up then melting them. So as they look like they just randomly decided to kill themselves, and melt into one. I think that would be awesome, and it would create a swirly puddle of awesomeness.
Also, I would not use an oven, I would use a hair dryer or lighter or something. And a hot glue gun, it also would be more easily controlled.

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Sunny124613 made it! (author)2008-07-08

why is a hammer glowing?

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)trebuchet032008-07-08

Electrolytes

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Pippikins made it! (author)Pippikins2011-01-06

It's what plants crave!!!!

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Sunny124613 made it! (author)Sunny1246132008-07-09

coolio

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santy22 made it! (author)santy222008-09-05

Because it has electrolytes, what hammers crawl! (random "The Idiocracy" Quote...)

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2009-02-10

Electrolytes, the things plants crave.

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russian5 made it! (author)russian52009-12-20

Lmao. That movie was hilarious.

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Sunny124613 made it! (author)Sunny1246132008-09-05

coolio

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zachninme made it! (author)2007-09-15

Who won? (And has a pool, drives a chevy, collects coins, and likes Fantastic 4?)

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Pippikins made it! (author)Pippikins2011-01-06

me! I'm just kidding.. I've never entered an art contest.

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)trebuchet032007-09-15

Holy Crap! Somebody won! I totally wasn't expecting that... I'm somewhat embarrassed that I haven't checked on it :X

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zachninme made it! (author)zachninme2007-09-29

Do you know who it is?

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Saturn V made it! (author)Saturn V2010-08-03

You?

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zachninme made it! (author)2007-08-30

Its... beautiful!

Whats that light thing next to it that says "instructables"?
And are those cardboard shelves?

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)trebuchet032007-08-30

Whats that light thing next to it that says "instructables"?
Coming soon.

And are those cardboard shelves?
A prototype ;) Think cheap, recyclable and recycled shelving held together by friction and attached to the walls with staples. In short - Coming Soon.

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its a lion made it! (author)its a lion2007-08-31

i like the cardboard shelves. how much weight do you figure they would hold? oh and i couldnt stop laughing at your acronym... "FFSTMACSLISBBB" oh and your mystery prize has me intrigued... i would support you except in a hungy college student as well and have no money... you know you could have eaten the crayons, they are non toxic.

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Wasagi made it! (author)Wasagi2009-12-10

 I was just going to ask about those cardboard shelves.

Crayons=Tasty

Just kidding...

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Patrik made it! (author)Patrik2007-09-11

See step 5, first picture. Shhh...

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lyraleperformer made it! (author)2009-02-16

thats really cool. i'm just scared of what my mum would do with it if i made it :D haha jk love it

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vailo made it! (author)2008-09-08

Nice Hammer! Also, do you know how much you sold the crayons for?

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lemonie made it! (author)2007-08-30

How about glueing the crayons together first, and baking them upright on the cardboard(this is how I thought you'd done it initially.

L

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Williz made it! (author)Williz2007-08-30

The glue would melt, unless you have some glue that has uber heat resistance. =P

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)trebuchet032007-08-30

It's more of the waxy surface being difficult to bond to ;)

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lemonie made it! (author)lemonie2007-09-01

Well I did it, what's your opinion?

L

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)trebuchet032007-09-03

Sweet :) I guess I should stop using cheap harbor freight epoxy :p

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lemonie made it! (author)lemonie2007-09-03

You don't need a very hot oven (if you're patient). I got a picture-frame out of it too (waste wax melted onto cardboard cut to match) L

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Williz made it! (author)Williz2007-08-30

Yeah I suppose there is that too :P

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lemonie made it! (author)lemonie2007-08-31

You could use e.g. masking tape. And epoxy glue would easily withstand wax-melting temperatures. The paper may be a bit waxy, but it's fairly abosrbant and would take epoxy no problem. (yes I might try it) L

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trebuchet03 made it! (author)trebuchet032007-08-30

It falls apart, unfortunately.

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Kiteman made it! (author)2007-09-01

OK, my wife will kill me, but what would the postage be to the UK? (And any hints about the mystery item yet?)

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hooloovoo33 made it! (author)2007-08-31

hahaha, i love your ebay auction description.

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!Andrew_Modder! made it! (author)2007-08-30

ok :-\

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