Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for Painting with Crayons or Practicing

Tonight, we did it.  We attempted another often-seen-not-often-tried craft.  We glued crayons to canvas and got out my old hair dryer and ta-da!  I'll call it painting with crayons for the sake of the letter P.  The first one, i went free style and we just put on whatever color in whatever order.  It was cool and chunky, but i wanted to try it with the colors the 'right' way.  I found a more efficient way of melting the crayons, did not produce the chunky effect i liked with the first one.  I do have one more very large canvas that maybe i will attempt when i don't have a lot of little hands helping me out.  Maybe try some shapes or introducing other bits and pieces of craft items to create crayon-fall barriers. just never know!  So, have you done this?  Please share your experience!!

The first one

The second one, of course. 

They both wanted to pose for the camera.


  1. This sounds like an awesome craft! Can you do that with any kind of crayon?

    Greetings from the A to Z trail,
    Sylvia @ Playful Creative

    1. Someone told me that they had heard you can only use crayola. Me, being stubborn and cheap, went ahead and tried it with 'Color Zone' off-brand crayons from Michael's and, as you can see, they worked fine, so I imagine a crayon is a crayon. I did have trouble with one or two colors that just WOULD NOT melt and I have no logical explanation for it. I did find, though, that to get the crayons to melt and run the best was to point the hair dryer down at the top of the canvas so you are applying heat directly to the butt of the crayons.