Melted Crayon Art

I really cherish the memories I make with my friend, Brandi. We don’t just do movies and drinks when we get together. We started off our friendship by skydiving together. We’ve sampled bacon at the first two and soon to be third Bacon Takedowns. She was the one who was maniacally infectiously laughing in the video of us rolling down a hill while strapped inside a ball. We’ve co-hosted a “Never Have We Ever” dinner party and shot bows and arrows at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Even our girls’ nights in are unique. Case in point, last weekend we stayed in to make melted crayon art for the first time, taking small breaks to munch on s’mores. Here’s our personal guide on Melted Crayon Art!


Materials Needed:

  • hot glue gun

  • crayons
  • canvas or thick board

  • blow dryer

  • newspaper or something to protect your workspace from crayon shavings and splatter

  • bedazzled stickers (optional)

  • acrylic paint (optional)


Steps:

For Brandi:

  1. Use a ruler and align bedazzled stickers.
  2. Ruminate over which colors to melt.
  3. Cut crayons into pieces with equal lengths.
  4. Align crayons along edges.
  5. Hot glue crayons along edges.
  6. Protect work space and lean board against the wall.
  7. Make a s’more and eat.
  8. Blow dry crayons and watch in amazement as the colors melt and meld into each other.
  9. Stop blow drying as soon as the crayons melt to where she wants it. The wax dries almost instantly.

For me:

  1. Use acrylic paint to paint a textured background.
  2. Immediately regret painting blue and white background as I ruminate over which colors to melt.
  3. Resign to just use janky color combinations as this is just a “starter” piece.
  4. Hot glue crayons along edges.
  5. Protect work space and lean board against the wall.
  6. Make a s’more and eat.
  7. Blow dry crayons and watch in amazement as the colors melt and meld into each other.
  8. Stop blow drying as soon as the crayons melt to where I want it. The wax dries almost instantly.

  9. No longer regret artistic decisions that lead to a cool piece of art.


Questions: Who is your adventurous partner in crime? What kind of shenanigans do you guys get into?