Thursday, May 24, 2012

Craft Corner: Melted Crayon Portrait

After seeing all of the melted crayon art on Pinterest, I decided to try it out myself! It's actually really easy and only takes about twenty minutes to make! 


1. Crayons you don't want anymore
2. A canvas. Any size is fine. 
3. A bottle of glue.
4. A hairdryer.

First, you want to layout your crayons in whatever order you want. I chose to do it rainbow, but some use just blues and grays or just reds and pinks. Then, you start gluing the crayons down so that they lie across the top of the canvas. 

Then, once all of the crayons are glued on so that they cover the entire top edge, I found a picture of the silhouette of a man and a woman online. Then, I printed it, cut them out, and glued them to the bottom of the canvas. You can do this, or you can just leave it blank. Whichever you prefer!

Then, set up newspaper so that you do not get your workplace dirty. After that, I put a pice of folded up foil along the arch of the umbrella so that the melted crayon would fall around it, creating the effect that the rain is falling off the umbrella. 

And now, you turn your hairdryer on and hold it up to the crayons until they start to melt! 

And tada! Once you have the crayons as melted as you want, let it sit for a couple of minutes until it's dry and then you're done! You have an adorable melted crayon piece of art! I love how mine turned out and if you tried it, I hope you love what you did as well! Thanks for stopping by :)

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