Melted Crayon Art

Melting. It's a natural process that we can see every day: the ice in a glass of water, the butter on bread right after it’s toasted, the candles on a birthday cake. Let’s try to melt crayons into a work of art!

  1. Ages: 5 - 16

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Arrange the crayons at the top of the canvas with the pointy end facing down. Then, glue them in place.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Cover the surface you will be working on in newspaper. Then, turn the blow dryer on and bring it towards the canvas. Blow hot air down on the crayons.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Tip

    The crayons should begin to melt! If they don’t, raise the temperature of the blow dryer and bring it closer to the canvas.

  • Done!

    When you’re satisfied with your creation, turn the blow dryer off and hang up your melt-tastic art!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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