Intro: Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments
First off, Please use caution while making these. Things are gonna get HOT!
I made these ornaments for Christmas presents this past year and they were well received!
I'm attaching a video I shot while making them. It's my first video for a craft tutorial.
Since I was shooting the video I really don't have many pictures of the process but hopefully the video makes up for that!
**I tried making a melted crayon painting on canvas. At the end of my YouTube video what you see the results!
Step 1: Things You Need:
-clear glass Christmas ornaments
-oven glove or other heat safe glove (ornaments get hot!)
-crayons (I used crayon pieces that were given to me from a children's group at my local public library)
-pencil sharpener (I tried a knife at first and it was a huge mistake... it took forever, hence the pencil sharpener)
-funnel or something funnel-like (I didn't have a funnel so I used a paper plate. The shiny side of the plate got the crayon shavings stuck all over it, so I turned it inside out and used the matte side and the problem was solved!)
Step 2: Get to Melting!
Shave the crayons. (or break into small pieces)
insert funnel into the ornament
Pour the shavings into the funnel (or plate)
shake it a little to get the shavings to move down funnel
put on oven glove
hold ornament in hand with oven glove
***CAUTION!! ORNAMENT WILL GET VERY HOT! DO NOT HANDLE IT WITH BARE HANDS!**
I used the high setting on the dryer and passed it slowly over the surface of the ornament. Be careful that when you tip it to move shavings/crayons bits that the hot wax doesn't drip out the top of the ornament. I dripped hot wax on the floor of my back deck and it was not easy to clean up!
I used crayon shavings to make a streaky color design, and broke the crayons into bits to make the solid swirled color.