Friday, March 23, 2012

Melted Crayon Art

The canvas we used for this project was another rummage sale find and another of Miss Tammy's ideas. We started by hot-gluing crayons along the top of the canvas. We wanted ours to look like a rainbow so we arranged the crayons accordingly, but you could arrange them however you like. 
 We used a hairdryer to melt the crayons. It took a little while for the crayons to get hot enough to melt but once they started melting it was pretty cool to how they dripped and splattered. 
Each of the children took a turn holding the blow dryer. As the crayons melted, we talked about why they were melting and what they looked like.  
 The wax splattered on the wall behind the canvas and on the table underneath, so we had to stop and put some foil down to protect those areas. 
 We left some of the crayon unmelted because we liked the look of our art just like this but the crayons could be melted all the way if you like. We hung the finished product in our classroom along with some pictures of the children creating it. 

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