Activity 21:  Crayon Melt Drawing

These beautiful crayon melt drawings can be used for many different reasons - from card making to wall hangings.

You could use a huge mix of colours for a multicoloured effect, or stick to a theme - such as shades of blue for a sky / sea inspired look.

Follow Vanessa's tutorial below for a step by step guide on how to put one of these together. 

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Hard Wax Crayons (Cheap Ones!)

  • Strong Paper

  • Baking Paper

  • An Iron

  • Scissors

  • A Pen

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WHAT TO DO:

Step 1.

Gather all your materials: hard waxy crayons (the cheaper, the better), strong paper, baking paper, iron, scissors and a felt tip pen.

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Step 2.

 

Create a blank space on your card by placing a piece of paper or a cut out (like my h&m tag) onto the paper.

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Step 3.

 

Start grating the wax crayons with the scissors, don’t worry if you get wax onto the cut out piece of paper.

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Step 4.

 

Once you are happy with the amount of wax shavings you gently place the baking paper over the art work and iron the wax onto the paper. I put my iron on high, it just made it quick and easy for all the wax to stick.

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Step 5.

 

Gently take off the baking paper. Now decide what you will write or draw in the blank bit!

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Step 6.

 

You may decide to make it into a birthday card or frame it.

I hope you enjoyed this activity as mush as I did - with its instant result it is a great one to do with any age in your household too!

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If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!