This is a step-by-step tutorial for DIY crayon melted art decor! It makes a great project for anyone looking to add some color to their walls. This is an extremely safe and fun DIY decor project for the kids as well. There are endless options with melted crayon art designs; you can vary the color scheme, size of the canvas, and the subject. This tutorial is for how to make a melted crayon art silhouette of your state but you choose from any image you would like for the silhouette!
Melted Crayon Art Silhouette :
Melted crayon art is a really fun way to experiment with low cost art supplies and you do any number of types of projects. Most of these types of art projects will involve some splatter so it may be a good idea to do it outside over a newspaper lined surface.
Some simple projects for kids including lining up the crayons and gluing them down along the top of the canvas and letting them use a blow dryer to melt them downwards. This crayon art tutorial is meant for adults as it is more complex and will look great as a legitimate part of your home decor.
- X-acto knife
- Acrylic paint
How To Make Melted Crayon Art:
First, you are going to need to find or print out a silhouette of a shape. I chose my home state, Florida!
Cut out the silhouette. To keep it down while we add color you can place a piece of tape on the back of it or use a glue stick around the edges of the shilouette image.
Peel the wrapping off of the crayons. You can use any colors you want. I went with basic bold colors. However, you could choose colors in order to match the decor of the room the canvas will go in.
Turn hairdryer on low and blow hot air at the crayon and away from the silhouette.
Tips: Put the hairdryer on low so the wax doesn’t fly everywhere. To get the splattered look, lightly tap the crayon while the hairdryer is pointed in the desired direction.
Tips: It is easy to mix the wax so you get a nice transition between colors. Keep the wax on the canvas hot and go back and forth between the two colored crayons.
Once you are done with the crayons, use the X-acto knife to lightly cut along the edges of the crayon silhouette. This will help us pull up edges and pull off the picture.
If any wax seeped under the silhouette use an acrylic paint the same color as the canvas and go over the areas where wax should not be.
Melted Crayon Art On Canvas
Now you are ready to hang your melted crayon art silhouette on the wall and enjoy!
Have you ever used this DIY melted crayon method in art projects before? Would you ever try this tutorial for how to make a melted crayon art silhouette? If you do be sure to share your creations with us #familyfocusblog! We’d love to see what you make.