Sunday, February 5, 2012

Homeschool Art: The Melted Crayon Project

You know the project.  Odds are if you are on Pintrest, you have it pinned to a board.  Lately, its been circling the blogosphere.  We finally had the chance to do it.  And while its "fun" there is also a lot of learning that can take place during this activity.  Teachable moments include:

Start to finish it took a little more than an hour.  The supplies for each child cost us $3 at Michael's.  Here's how to do it:

Supplies:  One box of 60 Crayons, One canvas (14x10 approx), hot glue gun, hair dryer

Step One:  Take small sections of crayons and put them into color order.  Add small sections of crayons to the color-ordered group. 

Step Two:  Hot glue crayons onto canvas.

Step Three:  Experiment with hairdryer at different heights, distances, and speeds to achieve the type of melting that your child wants most.  Experiment with layering by heating and cooling newly melted wax. 


Anonymous said...

What a unique creative craft/art idea! I am defintly going to try this, Thank you :)

Keri- A mom who is enjoying the homeschool elementary stage, of her homeschool journey!

Zonoma on January 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM said...

I can't wait to try this one! Thank you for sharing.

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