Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crayola Reminiscing and Melting

The first day of school is just a few days away.  Jessica spent Saturday listening to Mom reminisce about summer vacations, school and new  crayons.  Mom and Dad took us all over the US growing up.  They would pack a little travel kit that included...Fruit Stripe Gum, Bugles, coloring book and a new package of CRAYOLA crayons.  There is no worse feeling  for a creative 5 year old to come back to the car after visiting the "tourist trap" of choice that day to find a molten form of brand new crayons.  Sigh!

We figured out a few ways to make our own molten pieces of crayon art.  
Some were new to us some I remember from childhood.  Here they are, enjoy!
A challenge over on Christian Paper Crafts 
is to you crayons.
 You can find it here...

Wax Paper melted crayon art
supplies and tut from

Here is how a Creative Jewish Mom frames her children's melted crayon art.  Genius! 

Aluminum Foil/Griddle melted crayon printing
Place tinfoil over your electric griddle.
Melt your wax in the form you want your print (work in reverse if needed).
Here Jessica is laying down her wax for Thomas...

When you are done laying down your wax place a plain piece of paper over the hot wax and transfer the print to the paper by pressing lightly.  
!Parents need to supervise this craft!
  Here is Jessica holding her printed Thomas...

Melting Crayons for Abstract Art
Below is Jessica's Foam Board Art project.  Mom is going to frame it for her Design Room.

we were inspired by this art from

More ideas...
Melt down crayon bits into a heart shape
using a silicone mold
attach the shape to a valentine

Melted crayon stained glass on greeting cards from

Melted Crayon Luminaries from

Way Crafty shows us how to use melted crayons on our card creations.
 dripping, making backgrounds and seals
This is a must see, must bookmark blog!
Here are some color quotes to use on your creation...

You Brought COLOR into my life

I see your 
True Colors
and that is why
I Love You

Friends are like Crayons
You can never have enough and you always want new colors

We can all learn a lesson from crayons.
Some are Sharp; some are Beautiful.
Some have weird names; some are different colors.
But, they all have learned to live in the same box.

Life is about using the whole box of crayons.

Artists are just children who have just refused to put down their crayons.
Al Hirschfield

...magical dream sticks
Dr. SunWolf

Coloring outside the lines is fine art.
Kim Nance

I wish I were a white crayon, that way no one would use me.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
Allen Klein 

Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
John Whittier 

Colors are the smiles of nature.
gh Hunt

Have more links or favorite sites please leave them in the comments.
Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!


Amy said...

What a fun and inspiring post! I've never tried working with crayons.

Chris said...

wow, these are all so fabulous!! love jessica's art!!

Preeti said...

i like your creative use of crayons.