Great summer art project!

Melted Crayon Art

Julia, age 3

Julia, age 3

What do you do with all those crayons? I keep the nice new ones for coloring and save all the broken ones for melted crayon art. We started doing this when the girls were 3 and 5. 

Steps:

1. Get a piece of cardboard (think recycling) and glue a piece of colored paper on it if don't want the cardboard background.

2. Have you toddler mark the paper with a pencil showing where the crayons are going. 

3. Mom uses a hot glue gun to attach the crayons.

4 Mom uses hairdryer to melt the crayons.

5. Toddler can use a marker/crayon/pencil to add to the design.

Now that the girls are older they can control the hairdryer (mostly) and they are still creating. The photo's below are this summer's work at ages 6 and 8.