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Fun and Easy Melted Crayon Art Painting

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When I was in grade school, we were taught how to make melted crayon art paintings. Making one was so easy and fun.

For this melted crayon art project, you will only need a few basic materials and tools that you can easily find in your house.

Materials:

  • Crayons in different colors (preferably broken, old crayons)
  • Candle
  • Matchsticks or lighter
  • Cartolina Paper, or any thick paper
  • Old metal spoon
  • Plastic Straws
  • Disposable face mask

Melted Crayon Art

Prepare your work area. It should be clear of items that are flammable. Light the candle using a matchstick or a lighter.

Break crayons into pieces that would fit into the spoon and remove the labels. If you have old crayons, this is the perfect time (or excuse) to use them.

Melted Crayon Art Painting

Heat the spoon and wait until the crayon melts. Black soot will appear but it’s normal. Make sure you’re wearing a disposable face mask to protect yourself from inhaling nasty chemicals.

Crayon Blowing Art

Pour the melted crayon on the paper then let the kids blow it using a straw. Make sure the canvas is thick enough that the crayon doesn’t melt through. Continue melting more crayons and fill the paper with splashes of color.

My sister and my son had fun making this melted crayon art project. They later complained about how their jaws were aching (in fact their saliva was all over the canvas LOL) but they found it challenging as well.

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Crayon Blowing Arts and Crafts

Summer vacation has started and I have a handful of fun activities lined up for them. I’ve enrolled my eldest to a couple of summer workshops so we’ll be doing the planned activities during his free days.




Published: 2015-03-29 16:58:02

41 Comments

  1. katjrod

    That’s a nice activity for kids, and a great way to use up broken crayons or those short ones that they already find hard to hold.

    06 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thanks katjrod! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  2. Cheanne

    I will try this when the kids are a bit older. I fear that they’ll be more interested in the fire than the melted crayons haha. 🙂

    06 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      I was super careful with the candle haha. Buti the kids were behaved and they never played with fire. 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  3. deereeyah

    Oh I used to do this when I was a kid! Brings back all the memories.

    06 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Yes, old school art. 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  4. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    I’ve been wondering how I can do this safely with the kids. This was one of my favorite activities when I was young.

    06 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Hi! Just take charge of the melting stuff. Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  5. Vance

    This is just exactly what I need. Another summer activity which the kids could try.

    06 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thanks Vance! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  6. May Castillo

    Another must-do-this-summer activity for me & my kid! Adding this to my list!!!!

    06 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thankful that I was able to share this activity. 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  7. juvy ann petilla

    My youngest would love this art project. Thanks for sharing

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      You’re welcome! Thanks 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  8. Alarcon Alfonso Noel Ruth

    Seems a fun summer activity for the kids! I’d let my kids try this over the weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  9. Maan

    This is a good art activity for kids! I used to do that in grade school, but I have a funny memory about it. I got a low score for the artwork because many of my classmates tried to “help” me, ruining my work in the process! They were just trying to help haha

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Kids do the funniest things haha. Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  10. thedreamermom

    I’ll keep this in mind when my little girl gets older. 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Yes! Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  11. Que A Sullano-Gavan

    Another fun way to do art with crayons!

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Exactly 🙂 thanks for the visit 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  12. Cherryl Luis

    Fun way to do but I’m kind of scared kasi may apoy.

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Just don’t let the kids near the fire. Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  13. Sherlane

    This is the best way to use the old crayons. :-). Will let my niece try this crayon art when i go to the province.

    07 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Save ’em old crayons! Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  14. Rhoda Fajardo

    My eldest daughter had a project like this for school. It was really nice. My only concern is the smell of the melted crayons. Even though the box says ‘non-toxic’, It smelled toxic to me. I don’t know if it has something to do with the brand, or if it’s just me. 🙂

    08 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      True that, the melted crayons smelled bad. Kaya I used a mask, and make sure sa open area gagawa. 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  15. phenomenalmama16

    This looks like an easy project to do an all the materials are readily available.

    08 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      It’s really easy! And fun! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  16. Ayi

    This is a great project to do with the kids 🙂 Will try this out once they are a bit bigger 🙂

    09 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Yep! Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  17. Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!

    This is an amazing project. I love it!

    09 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thanks Pam! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  18. BA Isla

    I’m going to try this really soon. Thank you for this idea. 🙂

    09 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      No prob! Thanks for the visit 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  19. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    I remember doing this art project, too, in elementary. My son will be thrilled to do this.

    10 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      I hope so! Thanks 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  20. Celerhina Aubrey

    Wow! So much fun. I remember we had the same activity on our arts class when I was younger.

    13 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Passing down old art activities to the kids 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  21. Louisa Mercado (@2livelovelaugh5)

    We’ve done this activity before and it was a bit messy but the kids loved how the crayons melted. I’ll try this with my youngest.

    15 . Apr . 2015

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