How to Make a Melted Crayon Heart
One of the latest crazes to hit the arts and craft scene is melted crayon art. There are all sorts of techniques and styles of melted crayon art, including a melting heart, which I attempted to make for the first time today.
For my first attempt at this project it turned out OK. However, there are a few things I would do differently the next time. Here you will find directions, tips and videos for making a melted crayon heart, as well as photos of my own melted heart.
How to make a melted crayon heart
This is fun project for all artists, and one that is suitable for beginners and kids. However, because this project involves the use of a hot glue gun and hot hair dryer, children doing this project should have an adult present.
This colorful crayon heart would look nice in a bedroom, nursery, game room or a place of business that caters to children.
What you need to make a melted crayon heart:
- Crayons, broken into different sizes
- Hot glue gun
- Hair Dryer
Directions for making a melted crayon heart:
- Break the crayons in half. It's ok if they are different sizes.
- Draw or trace a heart on the canvas.
- Line the crayons up along the outer part of the heart. This is just to see how many crayons you will need.
- Once you figured out that number of crayons you need, peel the paper off all the crayons. This is a tedious task and took me about an hour to remove all the papers.
- With the hot glue gun, glue the crayons to the outer part of the heart on the canvas.
- Put down some newspaper or a drop cloth before you begin melting the crayons.
- Use a hair dryer to melt the crayons. Use the dryer on the hottest setting but on the lowest blow setting. This is to prevent the wax from spraying all over.
Photos of my first attempt at making a melted crayon heart
- The type of crayon you use does make a difference. For the best results use Crayola crayons.
- Use the hair dryer on the hottest setting but on the lowest blow setting. This will prevent the wax from spraying all over the place.
- You can use a white or black canvas.
- Wax can be a pain to remove from the floor and carpet so be sure to cover your work space with newspaper or drop cloth.
- Plan at least 2 hours to complete this project from start to finish.