I created this project on a Sunday afternoon, as I was fed up to find bits and pieces of crayons everywhere in our home. I found this project a good way to get kids motivated to declutter their craft cupboard and get them engaged in this process of recycling crayons. Small jobs like colour sorting and glueing of crayons were done by kids which helps us to have no screen time without any dramas.
- multi coloured crayons - used old broken pieces
- Hair Dryer
- Canvas board
- hot glue gun & gluesticks
- Recycle any existing canvas by painting it with white primer paint and let it dry. You can use a blank new canvas too. I have recycled an old one for this project
- Stick all broken old crayons in rainbow colour shades at one end of the canvas board with hot glue. Let it dry. check image for reference on sticking crayons
- Set the hairdryer on high temperature and blow on the crayons. Keep a distance of 10cm so the crayons don't splat on the dryer vents. Keep rough paper on the back of the canvas & on the edges too, so the crayons don't splash on walls or carpets.
- Repeat step 3 at least two times in intervals. This will help the melted crayon layer to dry and give you a thick melted effect in the end.
Some crayons don't melt, in such a case, try to press them and then again give them heat treatment. This will make them merge in with the painting well.