Crayon Art ~ Surrey, BC / by Alana Moran

So if you love Pinterest as much as I do then you probably have seen Crayon Art.  I have always wondered how easy it would actually be to make some...well my brother's girlfriend made one and said it was super easy so I decided to give it a try.

Once I went and bought the supplies, well the canvas and crayons, I was ready to go since I already have a hair dryer and hot glue gun with plenty of glue sticks.

First step was to take all the crayons out of the box...

Loose CrayonsThen I had to line them all up in the colour order I wanted and glue each crayon to the canvas....this probably takes the most amount of time on this project, plus I wanted the Crayola part to show on each one so I had to be careful to make sure I was putting glue on the right side...

2013-02-26_0002Now it was time to add the silhouette of the person, I googled a picture of a person and tried tracing it on, but it didn't work out exactly like the picture so I modified it a bit.  I made my person with a good old Sharpie Pen.  Then I added a piece of cardboard above the umbrella to make sure the crayons wouldn't drip over it.  NOTE: do not do what I did and glue the cardboard on, use some kind of putty that will easily come off...my glue is still on there but you wouldn't know it if I hadn't told you...lol.

Umbrella manThen you are ready to start melting the crayons.  I was thinking it would take forever for the hair dryer to start melting them but it was really fast!  When I was all finished this is what I got and I really like it!

Crayon Art CompleteThis project only took about 20-30 minutes total.  I am going to put in on the toy room wall to give that space something fun and colourful!

Have you ever done crayon art?  How did it turn out?

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it!