This is our 2nd Crayola Art project. We had so much fun with the first one we wanted to do it again but this time we wanted to do it bigger and better. I wish you could see it in person because it looks so much better.
Our first crayon project was done in a mediocre fashion (blog Crayola Art) because we were unsure of what the results would be and I didn't want to waste money. We discovered that melting crayons is very entertaining. Yes, we are easily amused.
2nd project compared to 1st project.
For this project we bought the 96-count crayon box and a 24x20 canvas. Not all 96 crayons fit on the canvas.
The day we did this project it was about 7 degrees cooler. I can't believe 7 degrees makes such a huge difference. The crayons were not melting as quickly and only the blue crayons were melting. I was afraid by the time the other colors started melting all of the blue wax would have run off the canvas. So we used our creativity (basically saying we cheated) and melted the other crayons with a hair dryer to keep the consistency and evenness.
Warning: make sure you have a big cardboard piece or newspaper under the canvas because a lot of wax runs off. We now have crayon mounds on our porch where it spilled over the cardboard edges.
If you don't want to waste the beautiful wax that runs off the canvas spoon or pour the melted wax into a snow cone or plastic cup. The container has to be something you can cut open. Voila...now you have a giant crayon tip. So the next time your children complain the tip broke off their crayon give them one of these. I doubt they'll be able to break it.
|The spooned wax on left isn't as smooth as the poured wax on right.|
Even the spoons look like art.
No joking, this was the kids' crayon container. Someone gave it to me from a radio convention about 15 years ago. I thought it was hilarious but I had no use for it. One day when company was coming over and I was in a hurry to clean I just threw loose crayons in the can and put it aside. The kids never really colored so the can was barely seen. In all the years no child ever asked about the can to to make me question my mothering morals so it always remained the crayon can. Now in retrospect and in my wiser years I see that I should have covered the words with construction paper. Live and learn.