3 years ago
Linda Nguyen
Staff/Commentary

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve been scouring Pinterest in search of the perfect Valentine’s DIY project. I thought I’d bring back an old friend, and a fairly popular project: melted crayon art. There are also other variations of this project, so even after Valentine’s Day, it’s still something you can do with some of your friends.
This is a really simple project and it’s perfect for an afternoon activity.


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DIY Melted Crayon Art

Connie Cheng|Photo Editor

Connie Cheng|Photo Editor

1.    Organize the crayons in the color scheme and shape you want
2.    Hot glue the crayons in place
3.    Using the hair dryer, melt the crayons

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Crayons
Canvas board
Hot glue gun
Hair dryer

 

Overall, this project is incredibly simple, but it really makes something that could fit into any color scheme, depending on the crayons you use.
One thing I did learn was that you definitely have to rotate the canvas around to get the crayon wax radiating out, and if you don’t put something in the middle to prevent the wax from going into the center of the heart, you’ll have some imperfections. Honestly, I liked that about my heart, but I can see why some people wouldn’t.
The other alternative is to allow the wax to harden in between each section you melt.
Another thing to keep in mind is that since you’re using hot glue to adhere the crayons, the hair dryer could cause the crayons to fall off entirely, but that’s a simple fix since you can just re-glue the crayons on.Picture 1