Simple Crayon Art - Beauty is in the Eye of the Crayon Holder

4 Materials
90 Minutes
Quick and easy way to spruce up your playroom walls with a pop of color!
I organized 3 boxes of crayons (about 70 crayons total) in a rainbow-inspired color pattern along the top of the canvas. I hot glued each crayon down, with the top of the crayon flush to the top of the canvas.
The hot glue dries fairly quick, and then you are ready to start blow-drying. I tilted the canvas at angle, and hovered the hair dryer over the crayons until you see them "sweat". Note - it is a lot easier to focus the heat of the hair dryer if you attach the diffuser.
As the color began melting down the canvas, I tilted it at various angles until I got the color saturation I wanted. If you are doing this indoors, be sure to cover up the walls and ground as the crayons will splatter color from being melted.
I worked the hair-dryer across the length of the canvas to get all of the colors to drop down, leaving a little bit of white space at the bottom.
This project is easily customizable. You could focus on just a handful of colors, and you could even blend the colors together even more, leaving no white space at all.
Let the canvas dry for at least 15min before hanging. If you liked this, check out my blog for more easy DIY projects!
Suggested materials:
  • 3 boxes of crayons   (Michaels)
  • 18x20 canvas   (Michaels)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks   (Michaels)
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Jennifer Elizabeth Liddle
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  • Lis9795046 Lis9795046 on May 26, 2017
    Do you direct the heat from the blow dryer at the tips or across the entire crayons?

  • Linda Leblanc Coltrane Linda Leblanc Coltrane on Aug 14, 2017
    Is there a way to make the artwork without having the crayons left on it? It's beautiful but I would like to use it in the living room.

  • Bj Bj on Apr 27, 2019

    Did you take the paper off the crayons?

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  • Gail Gail on May 27, 2017

  • User User on Mar 03, 2018

    Thanks for the creativity that presents me today, it is very interesting. This gives me the opportunity to do an essay with a job that I have, but using only one crayon color. When I have the results, I will share with all of you. Sincerely, Joselo.