more crayon melting fun with the boys…

crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects

I am not sure what it is, but there is something about melting crayons that keeps my boys very happy and very entertained.

Luckily during back to school shopping time, Target gave us some free crayons and we were able to buy them at a discounted rate, too!  Our stash is now quite large for a minimal investment, so I am happy to let them melt away.

Jacob decided that this time he wanted to do the trick of taking the crayon shavings and melting them between to pieces of wax paper.  Owen has done this and then cut out shapes to create a robot.  Jacob wanted to do it as a large piece that he could put into his art journal when he was done – something a bit more abstract.

It is fun, quick, and simple and here are the few steps and pictures it takes to create some fun melted crayon art with your kids:

Supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Pencil or crayon sharpener – we found the pencil one worked better
  • Wax paper
  • Heat gun
  • A scraper to spread around the crayon as it melts (optional)
  • Scissors or punches – if they want to create shapes

How-to:

  1. Begin by peeling the paper off of the crayons. crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
  2. Use your sharpener and begin to collect the shavings onto a piece of wax paper. crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
  3. Spread out your pieces into a thin layer. crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
  4. Cover with another piece of wax paper. crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
  5. Melt with heat tool. crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
  6. Spread around the pieces as they melt if you want. crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
  7. Once complete, cut to a shape that you like or create multiple pieces to build figures like houses, robots, flowers, etc… crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects
    crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects

Super simple and great for using the kids’ imaginations to create lots of fun little bits.I hope that you give it a try and have fun crafting with your kids as much as I have fun crafting with mine!

crayon art melting crayons with wax paper to create fun kid art projects


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