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We made a couple of those a few weeks ago they are so fun!
Looks great! I’ve had this project on my to-do list for the past couple of months too. What a great way to celebrate “back to school”!! In your opinion, do you think that a heat gun (like for embossing) would work for this too?
maybe on the embossing gun? blow dryer on high heat, but low (blowing) worked best! SO fun and easy!
That is so cool Kristen! My baby (first born) is going to Kindergarten in 2 weeks! WOW!
I have never seen this before!! Love it!!!
Hint: After starting, we realized this is an OUTSIDE project! it will splatter some
Thanks, doing it next week and I am so grateful that I read the comments!
I think Goof Off works with crayons. Maybe not. Works like a charm with gum, though. don’t get it on your kid.
What a GREAT idea!! Now, I need to go stock up on those cheap crayons I see everyone getting!!! =)
The cheap crayons don’t work as well as the name brand ones b/c there is more wax or something in them. We did a couple projects, one that utilized blue-hued crayons and made a rain painting and another that we used the crayons to create a big tree (brown crayons for the trunk and branches and green shades for the leaves).
We just did this too! We used a heat gun and there was very little splatter but our purple caryaons wanted to keep smoking! It was such a fun project and looks great too!
Looks very cool. You’re a fun mom!
Wow, FUN!!!! What did you use to affix the crayons to the canvas?
glue gun Even my youngest helped!!
That’s been on my Pinterest board for awhile….can’t wait to try it with my wee ones. Waiting on a nice fall day!
I’ve never seen this idea. Looks amazing! I am looking forward to giving it a try! Thanks for the idea and the explanation of how you made it work!
this looks like so much fun and something my two boys would love to do.
that is purely awesome
Ohhhhh… I think I will have to try that!
So Cool….Morgan loves it.
That’s very cool, thanks for showing how it’s done!
Okay, that is just awesome! What a fun idea.
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! So fun!
I am so doing that!
That is SO cool! Might have to see if my teen daughter wants to make one:-)
Love it….might just rry this with my boys…:)
This is so cool! My girls would love, love, love it! *Off to find a Michael’s 40% off coupon for the canvas*
SOOOOO cool! My kids would love to try this. Already thinking of variations!
I LOVE this!!! FYI for those who would like to do this…Toys R Us is having their buy 1 get 2 free sale on Crayola markers and crayons. The 16 pack of crayons were $1.29 at my store, so I got 3 packs for the price of one. I think I’m going to go back and get 3 more packs so that we can do this for the first day of school.
Thanks soo much for posting this!
Sorry….I was wrong. They are 24 packs for $1.29
This is SO COOL! We will have to try it. HAVE TO!
We did an off shoot of this project this week. We let the crayons melt in the sun, which only took like 15 minutes in this crazy heat. I’m going to post the outcome of it on wed. and probably link it to your awesome party.
Ohhhh wow that is sooooo cool. I don’t own a hair dryer but I’d love to try this. Perhaps an iron will work hahahaha
We just did this and it turned out awesome! I was a little skeptical at first, but then I realized I just had to turn my blowdrier up to high! The kids had fun and thought it was totally awesome, but my seven year old couldn’t hold his hand still enough for the crayons to melt so I ended up doing most of the work. Oh well! Love it.
P.S. Great way of getting rid of little crayon bits, even the littlest of crayons will do! Oh, and, we used Elmer’s Glue instead of Super Glue & it worked fine once it dried.
I. love. this.
I’ve been seeing this project all over pinterest and it looks like so much fun! Such a great idea to celebrate back to school/end of summer!
Well that’s as creative as can be. My kids will LOVE this project. Thank you!
THAT is the coolest!
This is so fun!! I love it!
That is so fun! I’m so not crafty but I am definitely going to do this with my boys!
What a great family project …and it’s so pretty too!
I am so going to do this idea, how fun and what a neat decoration
I see someone said to do this outside because it splatters, and that’s a great tip, not only for that reason, but the fumes from the melting wax can be a lung irritant. I’ve played around with crayons and a flat bottomed travel iron on canvas and on a shiny surface card stock (since I didn’t have beeswax for true encaustic painting at the time). It’s great fun!
This looks like so much fun. One question – do you put any kind of coating over it when your done to prevent further melting?
I cant wait to try this project myself
That is so cool. Your family rocks. I could inspire to be as for my little girl.
Inspiring. Like it a lot.
That is so cool! My son is 7 and this would be so much fun for us to do together. Thanks for sharing.
oh gosh- LOVE it!!!
Crayola crayons 24 pack is on sale this week at toys r us for $.25 a pack! That’s the cheapest I’ve seen crayons yet. Happy melting
LOVE this. We are hosting a back-to-school party again this year and this is totally giving me ideas for a group craft project.
I’ve so been wanting to try this!
a little cheesy, but looks insanely fun. lol. i’m sure i’ll be trying it with my twins in a couple of years.
I did this years ago in an art class and had never thought to do it with my own kids. Great idea!
I love it! so creative!
Definitely going on the to do list. Awesome.
I lov e love love it!!
I LOVE this. Especially because we have SOOOOOOOO many crayons!!
That is one of the coolest art projects I have ever seen! I will definitely be doing this with my kids! Thanks for such a great idea.
Looks like great fun ! Will keep this in mind for our parents Summer camp !
wow that is so cool!
It seems like everyone is doing this project at the moment and it looks so amazing – what an idea to do with crayons. I often buy them but they never seem to be a winner. My children always prefer the felt tipped pens or the roll up pencils. But I bet with this activity they might just fall in love with crayons again. Though I might have to buy 4 canvasses:)
What a great idea. I want to do this with my kids now. What a beautiful blog, I found it on Stumbledupon.
I love this, how awesome!
MAN! That is so cool! I want to try and do that sometime this summer!
Now THAT is way cool…LOVE it! May have to try this out with my daughter. She loves anything artistic.
I’ve never seen anything like this! This is so cool! My kids would just LOVE to do this. I know what we’ll be doing on our next rainy Saturday!
I saw this on a different blog today…this must be a hit! Maybe I can try it with my granddaughter next time she’s here.
What a cool idea for art! I love it.
What type of canvas did you use? Card stock/thick poster board?? I want to make sure I get the right board.
Great project – I was just wondering what we should do next. Thanks!
Cute blog but way to sell it out with that much advertising
Damian – You must be new here. Kristen is NOT a sell out! EVERYTHING on this blog supports MISSIONS!! Mercy House is a MISSION in Africa that GOD CREATED THRU KRISTEN!!!
I have been a reader for quite some time, so I thought it was neat to “StumbleUpon” you! I was stumbling and came across this post! Cool!!!
That is the most incredible project! I’m going to try this at my preschool!!
Very cool! My girls would have LOVED doing something like that! You have a very nice blog!
How did you get the crayons to stay on the canvas???
dammmmmn my daughter will love this Activity !! by the was shes only 2 weeks old
I found your site through StumbleUpon and must say this is such a creative way of getting rid of my kids old crayons!
What a killer idea! It looks like a ton of fun and I’m not even a kid anymore… Okay, maybe at heart.
Very cool. What kind of materials did you do this on? It looks like a painting canvas.
I made these with my daughter the other day, as well. I am going to share pictures on my blog soon. Please feel free to check out my blog at promisedpositivity.blogspot.com for loads of encouragement for the harder days. My favorite post is the one about what I want my daughter to know from reading my blog. Its a good read for all the parents out there. Happy blogging!!
What an awesome idea! My daughter will love to do this!
This is such a fantastic idea. My son is on the autism spectrum and LOVES rainbow anything. I can’t wait to try this with him. Thank you for the fun suggestion!!
That is such a cool idea. That is a great idea for Christmas break!
Hey! This is interesting! I love colors!
Pretty cool. I’ll have to try that with my granddaughter who loves crafts. A great idea.
Really enjoy seeing this art project. They all turn out so different and beautiful.
I cant wait to try this project myself!
SO awesome!!! Love that!
What a cool idea, my kids are a little young yet but I can’t wait to try this with them when they’re a bit older!
Ok, my son is all grown up, but I want to do this! How cool!
We did that last year and dd loved it! We still have ours! Great site,,, found you on stumble! I am new to stumble myself with my site homemaker-mom.com I hope to get stumbled! lol I will be back for more of your site!
Wow what an effective little activity!
waste of time and money.
What a great end of summer project.
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