This Woman Places Crayons In a Hot Glue Gun. The End Result Is Surprisingly Awesome!

If you have ever had kids, or even just lived with them, then you likely have an abundance of crayons somewhere in the house. The colorful wax sticks are a childhood staple and it’s easy to see why. They are inexpensive, widely available, non-toxic, and less messy or permanent than paint and markers.

They also never become unusable or dry up, and that’s part of the reason why they usually end up in a box that is put away and forgotten. But not anymore! This fun art project will give you a reason to pull those old crayons out of storage and put them to good use again.

It involves making a cool, vibrant, colorful work of art out of melted crayons. All you really need is a cheap hot glue gun, a sturdy piece of canvas or paperboard, and some crayons of your choosing. Don’t use a nice or expensive glue gun because it will end up ruined and won’t be salvageable.

Also, make sure the canvas material you use is not flimsy because it needs to be able to hold up thick, melted crayon wax and if it bends the wax is more likely to break off of it. Before you start any painting set up a work area and put a drop cloth down because this can get very messy.

Plug in the glue gun and when it’s nice and hot feed a crayon stick into it. Pull the trigger to release the melted crayon and squirt it onto the canvas wherever you’d like it to go. You can drip the melted wax on, spray it, flick it, or try to paint with it in a more controlled fashion.

When your done with one color, grab another stick and repeat the process until you are satisfied with your masterpiece. This fun project is the perfect activity to do with kids, family, and friends. However, make sure to supervise young children at all times and don’t allow them to handle hot glue guns because it can be very dangerous.

The possibilities are endless with this type of project and you can make custom art for any room in the house. Go a step further and add on additional touches to make it even more fun, such as glitter, different paints, a picture or collage background, and so on. It’s not only a great way to use up old crayon pieces, but also a nice way to spend an afternoon making art and bonding with your kids!

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