Painting With Crayons




Introduction: Painting With Crayons

I've seen this around the internet, and decided to try it for myself. Here's step by step how you can do it yourself. It's really easy!

You will need:
-a blank canvas
-large box of crayons
-hot glue gun and extra hot glue sticks
-cloth or paper or something to cover whatever is around your canvas.. just in case of splattering

Here we go!
1. Buy either a wrapped canvas or a canvas board. I used a canvas board.
2. Buy some crayons! In my opinion, I think Crayola melts into ..thicker? colors.. but I got a pack of about 64 generic crayons at Hobby Lobby for $1
3. Line up the crayons point facing down on the canvas to make sure you have enough and to decide the color placement
4. Use a hot glue gun to glue the crayons in a line as shown.
5. Grab your hairdryer and blast it on low at first so you can gauge how much splatter you're going to have. Point DOWN so the wax melts down the canvas.
6. Keep going until you have your desired result.
7. enjoy for cheap and colorful artwork!

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    4 years ago

    It didn't work for me because the hair dryer kept melting the hot glue and the crayons fell


    Reply 4 years ago

    put the dryer on a lower setting if you have one, and make sure to point the dryer downward. if you dont have a lower heat setting, just shoot it from farther away


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Welcome to the fantastic world of instructables posters ! Actually this is a slide show not a step by step but at least you posted ! There have been several similar posts to yours and some with variations, look on the sidebar of your "ible" and you'll even find one I did. Melting crayons can be a LOT of fun !