Pinspiration

Her Pinspiration: Crayon Art

Written by Jen Sill

 

I don’t know about you, but I have TON of crayons at my house.  I don’t even know where they come from sometimes.  SO… I ‘pinned’ some ideas for how to use all that colored wax sitting around.

All you need are some good ol’ Crayolas (yep.  They work better than the others)  and some heat.

We did two of the ideas at our house this week.  I have included links to a couple others at the end of this post.

1. Pin Art

 

2. Blow Dryer Art

 

 Here’s how you do them:

1. Pin Art

Ingredients:

Crayons
An old candle (you’ll throw it away after this project.)
Paper or Canvas (I’d use a very small piece.  This is a project for patient people.)

Directions:

Heat the end of the crayon.  Drip or dot a bit of the melted wax on your paper.

 

My 3-year-old could not do this one.  First, there’s open flame involved.  Secondly, this is a time-consuming project.  I didn’t even attempt

it.  Instead, my 13-year old Cousin Amanda and 12-year-old Brooklyn did the project.  They seemed to have a pretty good time. 

 

 

 

Amanda's projectBrooklyn's Project

 

2. Blow Dryer Art

Ingredients:
Old Crayons
Paper/Canvas
Hot Glue
Blow Dryer

Directions:

Glue the crayons on where you want them.  I’ve seen hearts, circles, straight across the top.
Hang the paper.
Blow dry the crayons to melt.

 

 

Each week I attempt to do a project from Pinterest.  I’m just an average chick with a 3 year old and a one-year-old.  After you get a Pinterest account, follow me Jennifer Sill, Leslie Means, Heather Riggleman and Her View From Home!!
Check out some other Pinspirations here.

My one-year-old just used them the ‘old fashioned’ way. 🙂

 

Here are a few other crayon projects that PINspire me:

 Source

Source is blocked on Pinterest because of Spam.  But I plan to work this one out in the future.  🙂

 

Source

 

 

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

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