Create an impressive melted crayon artwork

Create an impressive melted crayon artwork

Simple crayons can make beautiful art – and not just by drawing with them! Line up some wax crayons, rainbow-style, blast them with a hairdryer and they’ll melt into a colourful artwork that you can hang on the wall.

What you need:

  • Wax crayons – enough to line the length of your canvas
  • Artist’s canvas – best to try small first before going too big
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hairdryer
  • Drop sheet or old newspaper to catch any mess

Number of players:


1. Pick out the colors you want to use and line them up across the top of the canvas.

2. A rainbow colour pattern is made here. Of course you can try this with different color patterns instead of a rainbow.

3.  Using a glue gun, squeeze a line of glue across the crayons.

4. Quickly place the crayons on the canvas in a line, as shown below, with tips facing down.

5. Line the floor with a piece of newspaper, place the canvas against a wall, and get your blow dryin’ on.

6. You can start out on high and warm settings and alternate with low at certain points. You may have to experiment a little to see how your hair dryer works with melting the wax. It sometimes splatters a little, so be sure to cover the floor and surrounding wall with newspaper, and turn to a lower setting if needed.

Once the wax starts melting, move the dryer around as needed to prevent splattering and so the wax drips straight down. Voila! Now you have a fun piece of art to hang on your wall.

This craft was created by Belinda Graham, who blogs at The Happy Home Blog.

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