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DIY Crayon Art

 

Crayon art is a new, modern decorating technique that many creators young and old are in love with right now; the steps are easy to follow and the end result is amazing. It’s inexpensive and most of the items you probably already have at home.

Here’s what you need: canvas, acrylic paint (optional), glue gun and sticks, crayons (Crayola works best), hair dryer, exacto knife

Step 1: Decide which size canvas you’d like. For a first project, I would use an 8”x10” canvas because it’s big enough to show off to your friends and get used to the process before moving on to a bigger size.

Step 2: First, if desired, paint a design on the canvas and wait 24 hours for it to dry completely. I suggest using black paint so your design stands out more.

Step 3: Peel all the labels off of the crayons. You can choose any colors you would like and any sizes you would like. The number of crayons needed depends on what size canvas you use. For a 8”x10” canvas, you’ll need about two boxes of 24 crayons.

Step 4: Arrange crayons in the order you’d prefer and adhere to your canvas with hot glue. Let dry for 5-10 minutes.  

Step 5: Plug in your hair dryer and set it on full power and full heat. Point the hair dryer at the crayons in a downward direction and the crayons will begin to melt. If you have a painting on your canvas, you may want to cover the design with newspaper or scrap paper.

Step 6: Melt the crayons until you’re satisfied with how it looks. The wax should dry almost immediately. 


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