Melted Crayon Art 24



I love finding ways to engage my boys with art and as they are getting older I am finding it harder and harder to make it about the process and not the outcome.  However, this melted crayon art is all about the process and I had so much fun watching Maxi (10) create these amazing melted crayon art canvases.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

When my boys were younger art and crafts were all about the process and never the end result, however, as they have grown there have been times that for them the outcome overtook everything else.  It is during those times that I stopped blogging about art and creative things.  it was during those times that we visited modern art galleries and talked about how art and making made us feel, about how we all interpret the art uniquely.  We talked about how we felt during the time we create, how just making things makes us happy.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

I have been trying to focus on that we both of the boys and this activity really grabbed Maxi and the end results are beautiful which is a bonus!

Melted Crayon Art

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

Materials:

  • Crayons
  • Hair dryer or heat gun
  • Canvas

How to make melted crayon art

I am going to prefix this by saying you know your child best, so use your knowledge to make the decision of this is the craft for them.  For younger children I love this crayon painting art by Babble Dabble Do where you use a paintbrush and melt the crayons into pots.

First off we placed our crayons into a bowl of warm water to make removing the papers from them as easy as possible.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

Maxi picked the colours he wanted to use and then he experimented on the canvas.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

He tried initially to use small bits of crayon directly on the canvas, but they just kept blowing everywhere, he used small sugar tongs to hold the smaller pieces of crayon as he blew the heat on to them.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

But he had the most success by melting the ends on the longer crayons.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

It was fun to watch maxi experiment with different ideas and methods.

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

You can see more of the creative process on the video we made together.

I love that Maxi really enjoyed making these and we are going to find somewhere to hang them in his room

 

Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

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7 Lessons I Learned from Coloring on Walls (Crayon Process Art) from Preschool Powol Packets

Clay Rainbow Fish Using Wax Crayon Shavings from Adventures of Adam

Simple Invitation to Draw with Crayons at an Easel from Stir the Wonder

Colourful Melted Crayon Window Shade from One Time Through

 Melted Crayon Art - This is a fab process art activity for tweens and teens that produces stunning results. A great alternative kids craft for using crayons. This DIY craft has to be seen to be believed.

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