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! This is a great way to use crayon wax to create you own work of art.
Silhouette Melted Crayon Art
Melted crayon art is a really fun way to experiment with low cost art supplies and you can 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. Cover your work area with newspaper or parchment paper.
A favorite art project for younger children is having them line up the crayons along the top of the canvas. Then the adult can use a hot glue gun and glue them down along the top of the canvas. Kids can use use a blow dryer under adult supervision to melt crayons downwards over the canvas.
This crayon art tutorial is meant for adults and older children as it is more complex. When finished, the end result crayon art project will look great as a legitimate part of your home decor. Who knew melted crayons could be so classy?
- Crayons (remove crayon wrappers)
- Hair dryer
- X-acto knife
- Acrylic paint
How To Make Melted Crayon Art:
Follow these easy steps to make your own melted crayon art canvas. Use a drop cloth or piece of cardboard to protect your work surface. The colorful wax will splatter while you work. Wax cools and harden quickly which can make it hard to remove.
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 out of the piece of paper. 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 silhouette 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. When the crayons melt, you won’t be able to tell if they were old crayons or crayon pieces so don’t worry about that! I don’t suggest crayon shavings because they will blow away unless you are using a heat gun instead of hair dryer.
Turn hair dryer on the lowest setting and blow hot air at the crayon. Then blow the melted wax 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 crayon colors 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! I hope you enjoyed these crayon art ideas. I think they are so much fun to make! These cool art crayon crafts also make great gifts.
Have you ever used this DIY melted crayon art method before? Would you ever try this tutorial for how to make a melted crayon art silhouette? If you do be sure to share your beautiful pieces with us #familyfocusblog! We’d love to see what you make.