Introduction: Mosaic Bee Hive Crayon Tile Sculpted Art
Crayons and colours are in every child memories.We all had experience of breaking crayons and definitly have a box full of broken crayons.Children dont like to colour with a broken crayon ,however they are so vibrant in colours that we just cannot throw them away.So lets sculpt them into something beautiful and creative.
This mosaic bee hive tiles are super easy and donot require a lot of effort or time.
When i made them my children just loved it.They want to play,create and explore new designs, patterns and shapes.We just join few tiles and are playing with the rest of them.In this project they explore science and mathematical concepts in a fun and creative way.
broken or unused crayons (the more the better)
silicon honey comb and honey bee mold
(any shape molds )
oven or microwave (to melt the crayons)
Break the crayon into smaller pieces .(use a scale if you want)
Group the same coloured crayons in one pile..
(tip:if the crayon of one colour is less then add the same family coloured crayon in it...like purple can go with blue family as well as pink family )
Put the crayons in the different molds.
Use different colours of crayons the more the better. ( try not to use one colour )
( tip: use one bright and one dark colour for better effect )
( example: for galaxy effect try using dark purple or black with white )
Melt the crayons in an oven or microwave.
(In a conventional oven crayons are melted in 5-10 minutes even at the lowest temprature )
( Heating time and temprature depends on the size,quantity and quality of the crayons)
Let them cool .
Remove from the sillicon molds..
Your tiles are ready .
Lay them on flat surface randomly or in a pattern .
once you make up the shape you are happy with ,then just melt the sides of each tile with a candle or lighter just enough to soft it a little bit.
Keep it pressed for a while and its done.
If you have more crayons melt them and try diffrent combinations and shapes.