It all started with this inspiration:
I googled "melted crayon art" and found this tutorial. She also used the Etsy piece as an inspiration. Great minds think alike! She peeled all the wrappers off her crayons, though, which is a step I didn't do. Mainly because peeling crayons sucks. Once of the commenters on her blog, however, said that if you soak the crayons in water first, they peel off easier. Great tip for when I make melted crayon shapes!
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The next morning I taped up an old piece of painter's plastic (we used it over Audrey's crib when we painted the ceiling in the kids room a couple of weeks ago) above the mirror and placed the canvas on top of it. In the tutorial above, it looked like there was some splatter behind. I definitely did not want melted crayons splattering on our gorgeous bathroom countertops!
Ben mentioned that he had a heat gun. Would I like to try it? Yes, please! Enter Ace Hardware's heat gun:
I can't wait to show it to you in my completed classroom! It will look so cute with all the other colorful elements I am adding.
3 boxes of crayons ($0.40 a piece at Walmart) - $1.20
White Canvas (40% off at Michael's) - already owned
Hot glue - already owned
Hair dryer and Heat gun - already owned
Total cost - $1.20 - Smokin' deal!!
Do you have any Pinterest projects you are working on? What about back to school? I'd love to hear about them! Maybe you have some other DIY art ideas that you've been dying to try. Let me know!