Crayon Desk Object

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About: I'm an experimentalist, a scientist and I have a tendency to do things just for the sake of doing them, or to find out what they're like. I love life, show me something I can feel good about. I've got an ...

Inspired by trebuchet03'sAnti Crayon Art it's really a test of the method.

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Step 1: Materials

A box of wax crayons
Glue
An oven
Some aluminium foil

Step 2: Assembly

Carefully cut the seam of the crayon-box and turn it inside-out. Apply some glue and reform the box to make a plinth.

Cut a ring from the cardboard tube, or otherwise make one. I found that a standard British toilet paper tube is just the right size. Pack the crayons in the tube, hexagonally.

Apply glue to the bottom of the crayon-pack, and work it down the cracks (e.g. with a pin or piece of wire) . The glue will hold the crayons together well enough, and secure them to the plinth. Add the crayons to the plinth and allow to dry. I used 2-part epoxy: strong & heat-resistant.

Step 3: The Melt

I made a tray by wrapping (4 layers) of foil around a box.
Then into a gentle oven for 15min.
(see video)

Step 4: Stage 2

Then I put it back in for ~30min.

Step 5: And...

I got a picture-frame out of the waste

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    16 Discussions

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    kilber17

    5 years ago on Introduction

    cooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    lemonieviviluk

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You might be able to do that with a hair dryer and some heat-shielding. You'd probably be better getting some more crayons and cutting the tops of to add back to the above L

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    technodude92

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I Like the effect of the wax running out. Creates this, rainbowish pattern. And, of course, The Crayola frame is awesome!

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    Punkguyta

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, now you're really showing Crayola you mean Business. -Punk

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    zachninme

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry, no. You didn't let the wax drain out in the way trebuchet did. It needed to be on the side so all the wax would come out, and it would be hollow tubes!

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    lemoniezachninme

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yes. The oven melts from the top, so it won't run out the bottom until all the wax is melted. I stopped this short to keep some wax on the box (it's thin stuff) but I'm thinking about putting it back in the oven. L

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    Kiteman

    11 years ago on Introduction

    What kind of glue did you use?

    Was the video sped up, or stop-motion?

    Oh, and please tell me that the music on the video isn't on your normal playlist!

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    lemonieKiteman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Step 2 "I used 2-part epoxy"
    The video is 4x
    The music is in my "Music for Sponks" directory, along with Willim Shatner et al.
    Do you remember Junior Kick Start?

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    lemonieKiteman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry the video is speeded-up 24 times, there are 4 x double speed effects.

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