Melted Crayon Art Display

melted crayons square
Everybody in the DIY game is either making or pinning one of these melted crayon pieces right now, it seems.  Not wanting to be left off of the bandwagon, I made one too.
 
intense double rainbow of crayons
 
I picked up two boxes of Crayolas when they were on back to school sales for something like 40 cents apiece. 
 
I hot glued them on in a sort of double rainbow because it’s so intense.  What does it MEAN?!?
 
melted crayon art
 
My spin on the melted crayon trend was to use hot glue to write the word “art” on the canvas before melting the crayons.  My hope was that the wax would melt down around the letters, so that you could still read them.
 
melted crayon art display
 
It worked… sort of.  I think that the idea is a good one, but I might not have executed it properly.  The hot glue wasn’t flush with the canvas everywhere so the wax leaked underneath in places. 
 
Somebody with a steadier glue writing hand should try it out and get back to me with the results!
 
punch a hole in the crayon box
 
The melted crayon canvas is going to hang in the kids’ toy room above a display of their artwork.  My son just started preschool, so he is going to be bringing home a lot more of it!
 
I am using the same technique that I used for my PB Kids Art Display Knockoff, just with a few tweaks.  Instead of using craft foam shapes at the end of the wire I decided to hang the boxes from the Crayolas I used for the canvas.Just stab a hole in the back of the box…

 
cover the nails with crayon boxes
 

…and hang it from the nail.  Simple!

 
melted crayon artwork display
 
There.  A lovely, pristine art display in my fully organized, immaculate toy room.
 
actual toy room
Or not.
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