Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Wax crayon art tutorial

I got the idea for this from Pinterest, not sure where it came from originally. There is lots of things you can do with it including adding a silhouette with an umbrella.

What you need-
Strong glue
a couple of packs of wax crayons

Firstly, you need to line your crayons up so that they fill the width of the canvas. I arranged mine by colour with black at one end and white at the other. I used two packs of 24 crayons.

Then you can skip this step and stick them on but I chose to peel all the crayons which took far longer than expected!
Then I started to stick them on carefully, I used a tube of extra strong all-purpose glue.I stuck them on one by one and tried to get them as straight as possible.
I stuck them across and left them to dry completely, Checking if they were stuck on by turning it upsidedown! Then it was time for the fun part!
I set the canvas upright with newspaper underneath and behind it.
I plugged the hairdryer in and set it on the hottest setting but with less power to stop the wax spraying in different directions (which happened a bit). Then I just started melting the crayons at the top, holding the hairdryer straight. You can do it for as long or as little as you want. I'm pleased with how mine turned out and it was so easy.
Then when dry, I hung it on the wall!
This would be great to do with kids as it's so easy, I'd love to see how people get on if they have a go.


  1. I've been wanting to do this for ages! It looks fab :)

  2. I didn't know where you were going when I first started reading... but then I smiled... love it!!


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