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.
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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
Scrap of Cardboard
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!
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