Eco-friendly Fall Crafts for Kids: Melted Crayon Art


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How to Create a Unique Melted Crayon Art Canvas Perfect for Autumn

“Bring fall colors alive with melted crayon autumn art. Kids of all ages will love watching the magic happen when the crayon crumbles begin to melt.”

Here’s the supplies you’ll need:Supplies for Melted Crayon Autumn Art

  • Card stock or artist canvas
  • Crayon Art prints
  • Crayons or crayon pieces
  • Markers
  • Disposable aluminum pan
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • Heat gun or blow dryer

Let’s make Melted Crayon Autumn Art:

  1. You can use this technique on card stock or art canvas. We’ll explore both.
  2. Crush your crayons. I like to keep my colors separate. Put a crayon in a plastic sandwich bag and use a hammer or block of wood to crush the crayon. The finer you crush the crayon, the more control you’ll have when building your art piece.Crushed Crayons
  3. If you’re using an art canvas, begin by drawing a bare tree on the canvas using black or brown markers. Don’t use crayons for this.Bare Tree Drawing on Canvas Panel
  4. If you’re going to make cards, print out the Crayon Art prints on white or light-colored card stock.Printed Cards
  5. Lay your canvas or card in the disposable aluminum pan. This will help to contain any crayon crumbs.Artist Canvas in Aluminum Pan
  6. Sprinkle your crayon crumbles a pinch at a time. A little goes a long way. You can always add more after you’ve melted the first batch, but you can’t take any away once the crayon crumbs are melted.Printed Card with Crayon Sprinkles
  7. Hold the heat gun or blow dryer about 12″ above the art piece and slowly move the heat gun across the piece. Soon you will notice that the crumbles are softening, then melting. If necessary, gradually move the heat gun closer to the work. Note: If you’re using a hair dryer, lower the fan setting as far as possible, or turn off the fan completely. You might also get better results by using a diffuser with a hair dryer.
  8. Let the melted crayon art piece cool before moving. The crayons are still liquid and need to re-harden.
  9. Here are some finished cards.Finished Printed Cards
  10. Enjoy your melted crayon autumn art.

Sandy Sandler is creator of the QVC best-seller, the Bowdabra. Her frugal craft projects and activity ideas are designed to transform the creatively-challenged into creative pros. Sandy’s focus is on creative and easy projects that parents can do with their kids and that kids can even do on their own that are both frugal and green in nature.


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