Wednesday, September 21, 2011

crayon art project

I have been trying to do more art projects with the kids, even though Kendra doesn't quite appreciate them yet. :)

I have been seeing lots of fun things all over pinterest lately and decided to give one a try. It was a tad bit messier than I had anticipated, but oh well!

Supplies needed:
  1. 2 packs of crayons(mine were packs of 64, but depending on the size of your foam board, you may need more or less)
  2. hot glue gun and glue
  3. sturdy foam board(I purchased mine at Michael's for a $1.00).
  4. Hair dryer

I grouped like colors together and glued them down with tips facing down
Next, I aimed my hair dryer down toward the crayons and blew!
Jaxson being a big helper!
I found that it was easiest to start on the high setting with it on "hot" until the crayons begin to melt. Once, they are shiny and melty I switched to the medium setting and continued from there. I found with my hair dryer that high can be too forceful, causing wax to splatter all over the place, like on Jaxson's clothes, my chairs, walls, etc. :)

That is it, pretty simple!
 There it is! You can get creative and do more but my children were losing patience. This was a fun way for Jaxson to see cause and effect of his actions.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen these popping up and I love them! My little man is a little too little, but I think I'll do it all by myself