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. 




2 comments:

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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