Anybody put crayons in a glue gun?

I read this on here, what would it be used for?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 09, 2016
    creative art pictures, colorful seals for envelopes, scrapbooking. Tons of ideas.
  • Sherry Tomsett Sherry Tomsett on Feb 09, 2016
    I am not sure I would do this unless the heat gun is very low heat. The Crayons will melt at a far less temperature than a glue stick, and will melt before you can push them out. I would use a holder for the crayon ( to keep hands out of burning area, and use a heat gun.
  • Darla Darla on Feb 09, 2016
    Encaustic (wax) painting
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 09, 2016
    Crayons will melt faster than a glue stick. I can't think of why I'd use a glue gun to melt crayons.
  • 117135 117135 on Feb 11, 2016
    I put crayons into my glue gun to make a dripped crayon art on canvas. It did not work out as I envisioned. The crayons are a bit thicker than a glue stick and I had a very hard time feeding them through the glue gun. If you try it, I would shave down the thickness of the crayons before placing in the glue gun. I also got a lot of splatter instead of drips.
  • Will Haryson Will Haryson on Apr 13, 2020

    My wife with kids tried this once. It was interesting experience and they made a sort of art on the wood. They used to use old glue gun, so this work was not so clear. Now they use Bosh glue gun (look here and it's really good

  • Kate Garrett Kate Garrett on Apr 13, 2020

    Wax drip art can be a messy project under the best circumstances. Please use caution, because there are also safety hazards with the glue gun method.

    Crayons are actually flammible. Working with a heat gun is safer. But, once the paper is removed, a low temp glue gun shouldn't reach the kindling point.

    Use a glue gun designed for fat/chunky sticks. With the exception of restaurant crayons, they are usually thicker than a standard glue stick. Alternatively, you can make the crayons thinner by coloring with the sides until they wear down or by trimming with a hot knife. This is actually a good project for broken crayons.

    Because the wax retains heat more than glue sticks, it can get hotter under the steady heat of a glue gun than the extruded glue would. If you need to apply pressure behind a stuck crayon, try using something other than your bare fingers to avoid burning yourself. Another crayon, a glue stick, a golf pencil, etc.

    Colored wax can be hard to clean out of a glue gun after the project. Either use an old glue gun that you plan to keep just for this or run about half a glue stick through as waste before letting it cool down. That is actually a good use for broken or other partial glue sticks.

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