crayons can make beautiful art – and not just by drawing with
them! Line up some wax crayons, rainbow-style, blast them with a
hairdryer and they'll melt into a colourful artwork that you can hang
on the wall.
What you need
Wax crayons – enough to line the length of
Artist's canvas – best to try small first
before going too big
Hot glue gun
Drop sheet or old newspaper to catch any mess
1. Pick out the
colours you want to use and line them up across the top of the canvas.
2. A rainbow colour pattern is made here. Of course you can try this
with different colour patterns instead of a rainbow.
3. Using a glue gun, squeeze a line of glue across the
4. Quickly place the crayons on the canvas in a line, as shown, with
tips facing down.
5. Line the floor with a piece of newspaper, place the canvas against a
wall, and get your blow drying on.
You can start out on high and warm settings and alternate with low at
certain points. You may have to experiment a little to see how your
hair dryer works with melting the wax. It sometimes splatters a little,
so be sure to cover the floor and surrounding wall with newspaper, and
turn to a lower setting if needed.
the wax starts melting, move the dryer around as needed to prevent
splattering and so the wax drips straight down. Voila! Now you have a
fun piece of art to hang on your wall.