Melted Crayon Art

There are several examples of melted crayon art all over the internet. I looked at several examples and then tried to make my own art.

 

I used an 8×11 canvas

hair dryer

Something to hold the canvas up( I used a traffic cone in the backyard)

crayons

painters tape or artist tape

 

I started out by following the instructions from this pin: here

Melting crayons and getting their drips to go where you want them to go on the canvas is harder than it looks.

At first I had tried to make something like a vase of flowers. Here is how that turned out:

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I had wanted the vase section to be blue, so I got some blue crayons. I taped them to a traffic cone outside and used the hairdryer to melt them onto the canvas. Then I took the canvas inside. Inside I took a candle and held the green crayon over the flame until it was almost ready to drip. Then I quickly let the drip fall onto the places I wanted the stems to be. You can see this in the picture above. It is the green dots.

 

I hated the result!

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So then I got the lighter and the same canvas and started letting each individual crayon drip onto the canvas.

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It ended up looking really cool and having an awesome texture. So I ended up with a completely different version of melted crayon art.

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Nesting Balls

Today I have created a bird nesting ball. I found this craft on Pinterest and I based it off of the nesting balls described on Beneath the Rowan Tree.

 

First I went through my crafting supplies and looked for some scraps.

I was able to find:

  •  yarn
  • different kinds of string
  • scraps of paper
  • and I had just brushed my cat, so lots of cat hair

I didn’t really have any wire, so I twisted 4 pipe cleaners into a beach ball shape.

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Then I stuffed the items I had found into the middle of the pipe cleaners. Then I used ribbon to tie the finished product outside.

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I hope it is strong enough for the birds to move it around without the ball falling! 🙂

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I am the owner of the shop and author of this blog named Jaclyn. Hello!

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