DIY Melted Crayon Canvas

Looking for a fun piece of artwork with plenty of pops of color?  Looking for something that won't cost too much to make and is relatively easy?  Then look no further!  This is the project for you!

Items To Gather:

  • 3 boxes of Crayola crayons 
  • White framed canvas
  • Hot glue & glue gun
  • Hair dryer or heat gun
  • Drop cloth or plastic to protect your counter top


  1. Line the crayons up on the canvas in an order that you like and started gluing away.  When I made mine, I omitted the gray, white, brown, and black crayons since I wanted my art to be bright and colorful.
  2. After the crayons were all glued on, let it dry over night to make sure the hot glue is completely cured up before you blast it with a hot hair dryer!
  3. Tape up a drop cloth or large piece of cardboard or plastic in an area where you can prop your canvas on it.  I used my bathroom counter and leaned the canvas against the mirror.
  4. Next, get out your hair dryer or heat gun and slowly point the hot air at the crayons to soften them up.
  5. Either let the crayons melt and drip to the bottom of your canvas or stop heating it when the drips are nearly at the bottom; both ways are beautiful.

Other Tips/Suggestions:

Before you get started, decide if you want to peel the wrappers off your crayons or not.  I've seen this project done with both options.  If you do decide to peel them, soak the crayons in warm water and they will be easier to peel.

If you use a hair dryer to heat up the crayons, make sure you move the dryer slowly.  I got impatient when making mine and some of the orange crayons splattered across the canvas.  If you use a heat gun, make sure to use a low setting.  Heats guns are much hotter than hair dryers and can melt the crayons more than you expected.

Happy crafting!

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