Pinterest Pick of the Week #2
Supplies you will need: Canvas, hot glue gun, glue sticks, a hair dryer, lots of crayons and newspaper, wax paper or a garbage bag to collect the melted wax.
(For a 16” by 20” canvas, it is recommended that you use two boxes of 64 count crayons.
Step 1: Pick out the colors you want to use and line them up until you run out of space on the canvas.
Step 2: Using a glue gun, make a line of glue across the crayons or canvas. Quickly place crayon onto the canvas in a line, with the crayons’ tip facing downward.
Step 3: Line your floor with newspaper, wax paper or a garbage bag and place the canvas against a flat surface. Then, start blow drying the crayons in a downward motion. We started out on the high and warm settings and alternated with low heat at certain points. You have to experiment a little to see how your hair dryer works with melting the wax. It sometimes splatters a little, so be sure to cover the floor and surrounding wall, and turn to a lower setting if needed.
Tips: We concentrated on one area at a time, working our way across the canvas. It took us all in all about 30 minutes to get the crayons to melt. The more crayons used, the longer it will take to melt. Also, aim the heat right at the middle to bottom of the crayons (where the tips are). Once the wax starts melting, move the dryer around as needed to prevent splattering and get wax to go straight down.
Step 4 (Optional): After getting all the colors to melt, we went back over certain colors that we wanted to go further down the canvas. We aimed the heat at the middle of the canvas to melt some of the chunks of wax to get them to then drip all the way to the bottom of the canvas.
Step 5: Enjoy your beautiful wall art.
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