We saw this on Whatever a couple weeks ago…and knew it was just meant to be! We’re in the midst of planning a Rainbow/Art 6th birthday party…and I mean really, could the decorations get any more fun than this?!?
By the way, we had the chance to meet Meg when she photographed our family this summer. She is every bit as lovely as you would imagine! My kids adored her and asked if she could always be our “picture-taker”. We’ve enjoyed her Art Thursdays for a long time, but now my kiddos get even more excited when they know we’re doing one of Meg’s projects!
Anyway, for this one, we hot glued 59 crayons across a 16 x 20 canvas…
Then, each took turns using the blow dryer. The girls had fun melting the crayons across the front.
And then I took the blow dryer along the back to melt some of the clumps a little more without completely splashing them everywhere…
We kept at it until they dripped all the way to the bottom.
Watching the colors emerge was truly a beautiful sight! And probably my all-time favorite use for a box of crayons!!
Update: You can see our second attempt at creating melted crayon art here. This time, we melted crayons on canvas paper, added melted crayon hearts to create a 3-D effect, and used our finished products both in frames and as simple greeting cards.