• Keith says

      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).

  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. Lexi says

    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.

  5. says

    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!

  6. Stacy says

    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

  7. says

    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:)

    • Rachel says

      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!!!

  8. Rachel says

    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!!!

  9. says

    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 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!!

  10. says

    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 I hope to get stumbled! lol I will be back for more of your site!

  11. says

    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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