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Topic: Crayola Wall Art  (Read 52924 times)
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« on: August 15, 2011 05:20:30 PM »

My mom is a preschool teacher.  She's at a new site this year and has spent the past week getting it ready for the upcoming schoolyear.  We transformed her office from drab to fab, and now all she's missing is some wall art.  I saw this online and figured it will work well in a preschool office.  Turns out it was the perfect time of year for this project as I was able to get packs of 24 crayons for $0.25 each at a back to school sale!  The canvas was only $8.00, so the overall project cost was less than $10.00.


The complete finished product!


There are 71 crayons overall (most colors were used 3 times and a few were used 4 times).


Turns out it's important to pay attention to the distance you hold the heat gun from the crayons.  When it was too close, it would cause the crayons to spray on both the canvas and the desk drawer I had it leaned against.


All melted with a few crayon puddles gathered at the bottom.

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011 05:40:33 PM »

Woah, that's...REALLY cool. Rainbows make the best art and this is such a cool way to display it. Really impressive.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011 05:41:08 PM »

Omg. This is amazing!!!  Shocked  I wisted it right away!  How exactly did you melt the crayons?
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011 05:42:53 PM »

Soooo cool!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011 05:47:55 PM »

Wow, That is really fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011 05:51:38 PM »

DUDE! O.O

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DUDE! O.O
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011 06:03:18 PM »

Ooooh! I can smell it just from the picture! It's such a good thing I didn't have a heat gun when I was 8 years old.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011 06:11:12 PM »

This is awesome!!!
How did you attach the crayons to the canvas?

I bet she loves it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011 06:40:26 PM »

There are quite a few shops on etsy with this technique and it's easy to see why. It's so simple yet yields great results Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011 06:58:08 PM »

So cool!  I may have to do this for a friend that is doing her student teaching to be an art teacher this fall.  She'd love it.  I don't own a heat gun though...
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