Fun and Easy Melted Crayon Art Painting
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.
- Crayons in different colors (preferably broken, old crayons)
- Matchsticks or lighter
- Cartolina Paper, or any thick paper
- Old metal spoon
- Plastic Straws
- Disposable face mask
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.
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.
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.
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