This is a good simple project for those with school aged children or those expecting a new arrival


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Material

  • 42 Crayons of your colour choice (works best with good brand)
  • 1 30 cm x 30 cm Painting Canvas (not the ones on the frame)
  • 1 heat gun ( I used an embossing heat gun)
  • 1 hot glue gun or clear craft glue
  • 2 paints in your choice of colours (one main colour, one for the outline)
  • 1 lead pencil
  • 1 Frame (or hanging kit) optional

Method

  1. Select your coloured crayons and arrange them in your chosen pattern on a flat surface.
  2. Starting gluing down the crayons along the top edge, starting at one of the side edges, placing the tip of the crayon towards the bottom. It looks better if you have the labels all facing the same direction
  3. Sketch out you monogram with pencil and paint with your main colour. Leave to dry completely
  4. Place your canvas (with crayons attached) on an angle (I used and art easel), with paper underneath to protect the table top (or what ever you have it on).
    Use the heat gun to start melting the tips of the crayons. This works best if the heat gun is held approximately 10-20cms away and at a 45 degree angle.
    Once you are happy with it, leave it to harden.
  5. Once everything is dry and hard, outline your monogram with the other colour paint. Leave to dry
  6. Display in your choosen space.

Notes... This idea went viral a while ago on Pinterest and I decided to make some myself.

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  • seraphinameira
    • 25 Mar 2014
      5:51 pm

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  • I. Like making this with kids sounds like fun

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  • Something different but great for a present.

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  • I have done this with hairdryer after watching vedio on facebook . It looks good

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  • I did this with a hair dryer and the crayon splattered. Good idea to use a heat gun instead.

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  • So colourful love it and we have heaps of crayons. will be saving this for the holidays.

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  • Your monogram look’s very cool,thanks!

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  • Treasured piece of art to keep

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  • How artistic. It looks amazing and fun to make too. Thank you for showing us your project.

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  • This is incredible. I would never have thought of this in a million years!

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  • I think I miss out on so much by not using Pinterst. This is a lovely idea, and an easy one to do with school age kids.

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  • This is a good simple project for those with school aged children or those expecting a new arrival

    Material

    42 Crayons of your colour choice (works best with good brand)
    1 30 cm x 30 cm Painting Canvas (not the ones on the frame)
    1 heat gun ( I used an embossing heat gun)
    1 hot glue gun or clear craft glue
    2 paints in your choice of colours (one main colour, one for the outline)
    1 lead pencil
    1 Frame (or hanging kit) optional
    Method

    Select your coloured crayons and arrange them in your chosen pattern on a flat surface.
    Starting gluing down the crayons along the top edge, starting at one of the side edges, placing the tip of the crayon towards the bottom. It looks better if you have the labels all facing the same direction
    Sketch out you monogram with pencil and paint with your main colour. Leave to dry completely
    Place your canvas (with crayons attached) on an angle (I used and art easel), with paper underneath to protect the table top (or what ever you have it on).
    Use the heat gun to start melting the tips of the crayons. This works best if the heat gun is held approximately 10-20cms away and at a 45 degree angle.
    Once you are happy with it, leave it to harden.
    Once everything is dry and hard, outline your monogram with the other colour paint. Leave to dry
    Display in your choosen space.

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  • so i wanted to add a little tip. we made this. i took a candle and smeared it on the letter so when we melted the crayons, the wax melted past the candle wax and my black monogram letter stands out without crayon colour leaking over it.

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  • I do love all the different melted crayon artworks

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  • A brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  • melton crayon

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