Thursday, November 6, 2014

Art for a Rainy Day/ Long Weekend

Here's a durable, easy project that is a lot of fun to do on a rainy day like today (or at any point over this 4 day weekend)


In our art room, we have one by the sink. It has held up quite nicely over the years to touch, splashes, etc. My daughter and I used hot glue to secure the crayons to a board (you can reuse a piece of cardboard or any strong surface) and a hot blow dryer to melt the crayons. It will take close to a full minute before you see the crayons begin to melt and drip. 

Crayon projects have been quite popular recently. The original straight line-up of crayons, like the one we did 4 years ago, have now turned into pretty awesome designs. 

Very creative!

Try using a stencil and mask out the area you do not want coated in crayon for a cool result. You can use a piece of contact paper cutout of a letter or shape to help or a piece of reused cardboard taped down well.

 If you have an silicone muffin pan, you can cut up crayons to make new, shaped crayons as well! Google "melted crayons art" and have fun!!

Here are a few links:

Also of interest for this weekend is the annual ART ALL DAY. Art lovers can tour artists studios and have a fun artsy day this Saturday, November 8th. 
More info and a schedule of events:

Happy Creating!!

(All photos courtesy of the Internet.)

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