DIY Crayon Canvas Art

I was feeling inspired by the move into fall awhile ago, and started trolling Google images for new ideas.  I came across something similar to what I’ve created here, and decided to give it a whirl.

I’ve been collecting crayons anytime they were on sale for the past six or so months knowing full well that I wanted to melt me some more crayons!  (I’ve done it before with a hair dryer).  That being said, I found a NEW method using a hot glue gun!  Made life much easier, and I found it less messy.

The finished product worked out just the way I wanted it to on my first try!  Needless to say I’m pretty pleased with myself

To create this crayon wonder, you’ll need:

  1. Canvas
  2. An inexpensive glue gun (mine’s from the dollar store, and totally does the trick)
  3. A whole whack of crayons
  4. Markers (sharpies)
  5. Some idea of what you’d like to create!

I started by trolling Google images for silhouette images I liked. Once I found one I liked it was time to start.  I painted the canvas white to give it an overall finish look.  After that dried, I freehanded the silhouette I wanted to use (but you could totally print it out and trace it too to make it easier). I used a black sharpie marker to colour my silhouette and a red sharpie for my umbrella. After that was done, the real fun started….

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Start by peeling a whole whack of crayons, essentially prepping them for the glue gun so you can work more quickly. I used all blues, whites, teals and a couple greys to even our the colour spectrum. Heat up the glue gun and push the crayon slowly through.  With your canvas on an slight angle start at the top and let it drip towards the bottom. Unlike glue sticks, the crayon will have to be pushes through the glue gun.  I used the next crayon to push the previous one through 🙂 Repeat this process over and over and over and over under you have the desired amount of colour coverage on the canvas.  Layering colours and mixing shades really worked for me.

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Only downside, I no longer have any blue crayons in my boxes…its all the yucky browns left! But well worth it!