We are THAT Family
... you know the ones.
August 21, 2011 by Kristen
August 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm
We made a couple of those a few weeks ago they are so fun!
Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki says
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?
August 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm
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!
August 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm
I have never seen this before!! Love it!!!
Jennifer G says
Hint: After starting, we realized this is an OUTSIDE project! it will splatter some
August 27, 2011 at 11:41 am
Thanks, doing it next week and I am so grateful that I read the comments!
Charlie Coombs says
August 28, 2011 at 12:04 am
I think Goof Off works with crayons. Maybe not. Works like a charm with gum, though. don’t get it on your kid.
Jen @ Gricefully Homeschooling says
August 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm
What a GREAT idea!! Now, I need to go stock up on those cheap crayons I see everyone getting!!! =)
June 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm
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).
August 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm
August 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm
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!
August 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm
August 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm
Looks very cool. You’re a fun mom!
Muthering Heights says
August 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm
Wow, FUN!!!! What did you use to affix the crayons to the canvas?
glue gun Even my youngest helped!!
August 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm
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!
August 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm
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!
Cassie K says
August 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm
this looks like so much fun and something my two boys would love to do.
August 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm
that is purely awesome
August 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm
Ohhhhh… I think I will have to try that!
August 22, 2011 at 6:41 am
So Cool….Morgan loves it.
Claude Campeau says
August 22, 2011 at 7:04 am
That’s very cool, thanks for showing how it’s done!
Jessica Calvarese says
August 22, 2011 at 8:18 am
Okay, that is just awesome! What a fun idea.
August 22, 2011 at 9:54 am
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! So fun!
August 22, 2011 at 10:28 am
I am so doing that!
August 22, 2011 at 11:42 am
That is SO cool! Might have to see if my teen daughter wants to make one:-)
Stacey Westbrook says
August 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Love it….might just rry this with my boys…:)
Amy from Occupation: Mommy says
August 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm
This is so cool! My girls would love, love, love it! *Off to find a Michael’s 40% off coupon for the canvas*
Megan G. says
August 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm
August 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm
SOOOOO cool! My kids would love to try this. Already thinking of variations!
Jenn @ Jar Full of Rocks says
August 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm
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!
August 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm
Sorry….I was wrong. They are 24 packs for $1.29
August 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm
This is SO COOL! We will have to try it. HAVE TO!
August 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm
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.
August 23, 2011 at 3:49 am
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
August 23, 2011 at 11:36 am
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.
August 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm
I. love. this.
Kristen: Turning a House into a Home says
August 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm
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!
Susie | Susie's Online Coupons says
August 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Well that’s as creative as can be. My kids will LOVE this project. Thank you!
Amy | She Wears Many Hats says
August 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm
THAT is the coolest!
August 25, 2011 at 10:54 am
This is so fun!! I love it!
Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says
August 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm
That is so fun! I’m so not crafty but I am definitely going to do this with my boys!
Carrie with Children says
August 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm
What a great family project …and it’s so pretty too!
August 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm
I am so going to do this idea, how fun and what a neat decoration
August 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm
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!
August 27, 2011 at 12:46 am
This looks like so much fun. One question – do you put any kind of coating over it when your done to prevent further melting?
Sara Campbell says
February 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm
I cant wait to try this project myself
August 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm
That is so cool. Your family rocks. I could inspire to be as for my little girl.
August 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Inspiring. Like it a lot.
August 28, 2011 at 7:52 am
That is so cool! My son is 7 and this would be so much fun for us to do together. Thanks for sharing.
August 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm
oh gosh- LOVE it!!!
August 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm
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
Brandie Weikle says
August 29, 2011 at 11:29 am
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.
Tara @ The Adventures of MommyHaha says
August 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm
I’ve so been wanting to try this!
Kesha of Wegotkidz.com says
August 31, 2011 at 12:11 am
a little cheesy, but looks insanely fun. lol. i’m sure i’ll be trying it with my twins in a couple of years.
August 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm
I did this years ago in an art class and had never thought to do it with my own kids. Great idea!
August 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm
I love it! so creative!
September 1, 2011 at 10:43 am
Definitely going on the to do list. Awesome.
Adventures In Babywearing says
September 2, 2011 at 8:50 am
I lov e love love it!!
Cat @Breakfast to Bed says
September 2, 2011 at 10:19 am
I LOVE this. Especially because we have SOOOOOOOO many crayons!!
September 3, 2011 at 7:58 am
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.
September 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm
Looks like great fun ! Will keep this in mind for our parents Summer camp !
September 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm
wow that is so cool!
Melanie Grant says
September 9, 2011 at 11:02 am
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:)
September 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm
What a great idea. I want to do this with my kids now. What a beautiful blog, I found it on Stumbledupon.
Colleen Shibley says
September 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm
I love this, how awesome!
September 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm
MAN! That is so cool! I want to try and do that sometime this summer!
Kara Kelso says
September 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Now THAT is way cool…LOVE it! May have to try this out with my daughter. She loves anything artistic.
September 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm
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!
Jayne @ Green Country Girl says
September 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm
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.
Rachel@ Happy Green Babies says
September 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm
What a cool idea for art! I love it.
October 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm
What type of canvas did you use? Card stock/thick poster board?? I want to make sure I get the right board.
October 11, 2011 at 10:22 am
Great project – I was just wondering what we should do next. Thanks!
October 16, 2011 at 12:16 am
Cute blog but way to sell it out with that much advertising
October 18, 2011 at 11:33 pm
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!!!
October 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm
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!!!
Betsy at Zen Mama says
October 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm
That is the most incredible project! I’m going to try this at my preschool!!
October 22, 2011 at 6:53 am
Very cool! My girls would have LOVED doing something like that! You have a very nice blog!
Rose Mary says
October 29, 2011 at 8:24 am
How did you get the crayons to stay on the canvas???
keisha baker says
November 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm
dammmmmn my daughter will love this Activity !! by the was shes only 2 weeks old
November 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm
I found your site through StumbleUpon and must say this is such a creative way of getting rid of my kids old crayons!
Micah Castro says
November 15, 2011 at 11:39 am
What a killer idea! It looks like a ton of fun and I’m not even a kid anymore… Okay, maybe at heart.
David: Marriage Counseling Philadelphia says
November 16, 2011 at 10:32 am
Very cool. What kind of materials did you do this on? It looks like a painting canvas.
Ali Eb says
November 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm
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!!
Theresa S. says
November 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm
What an awesome idea! My daughter will love to do this!
Siblings with Special Needs says
November 28, 2011 at 10:58 am
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!!
November 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm
That is such a cool idea. That is a great idea for Christmas break!
December 2, 2011 at 6:19 am
Hey! This is interesting! I love colors!
December 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Pretty cool. I’ll have to try that with my granddaughter who loves crafts. A great idea.
The Nerdy Nurse says
December 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm
Really enjoy seeing this art project. They all turn out so different and beautiful.
February 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm
I cant wait to try this project myself!
April 28, 2012 at 8:42 am
SO awesome!!! Love that!
October 8, 2012 at 7:24 am
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!
the princess blogger says
February 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Ok, my son is all grown up, but I want to do this! How cool!
August 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm
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!
Carol Cameleon says
September 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Wow what an effective little activity!
September 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm
waste of time and money.
September 24, 2013 at 9:14 am
What a great end of summer project.
March 8, 2014 at 10:02 am
I’ve had this on Pinterest for a long time but I haven’t gotten the time to do it. Does it chip off or anything? I’ve always worried that the melted wax would come off of the canvas.
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