We decided to make some melted crayon art to go with our colourful theme.
Before the party we decided to do a trial run. We really didn't worry about the arrangement of our colours.
1) Arrange crayons
2) Glue in place
3 & 4) Melt using a hairdryer
The girls had lots of fun and made lots of mess. Here are a few things I learned from the process:
1. Crayon placement does matter. It's better to group similar colours because if you put them randomly the dark ones cover the other colours.
2. Wax takes a long time to melt with a hair dryer. I thought we were doing something wrong. We weren't. It just took time.
3. Wax splatters... a lot! We placed tinfoil on a cookie sheet and places our canvas in it. It helped but not a lot. I had to scrape a lot of wax off the floor. For the party we left the table cloth in place. It caught most of the wax but there was still a little bit that made it onto the floor.
All in all, it was a pretty awesome project. The girls arranged their crayons (2 made rainbows and 1 did a mirror image). I did the gluing because they were unsure about using a glue gun. Then they took turns holding each others' canvases while they melted the crayons. They seemed to have a lot of fun and took their artwork home with them the next day.
Shared at: Sugar Bee Crafts, Clean & Scentsible, Ginger Snap Crafts, A Creative Princess