I have been looking for fun craft projects to do with the monkeys using 'recycled' crayons. My boys don't use them much anymore- preferring coloring pencils (or if you are Canadian Pencil Crayons). A few months ago a friend of mine was cleaning out her play room and gifted us with a huge bag of Crayola crayons.
We finally found a great easy project when Adele from Musings On The Simple Life posted her Melty Crayon Art. The monkeys and I did this project in an hour and they had a blast- This is definitely one we'll do again.
To make you will need: crayons, canvas, glue gun, hair dryer and newspaper.
|Sort crayons and remove the labels.|
Once they were done peeling the labels they played around with various patterns
before we glued them on with the glue gun
|My younger monkey decide to follow a color chart and group like colors together|
|We glued them on across the top|
|My older monkey chose to do an abstract pattern|
|We took them outside- laid out the newspaper and got the hair dryer ready|
|They melted quickly!|
|The final result was something they were both proud of|
|Dr. J took one look at their art and asked if he could take them to his office to hang up!|
Questions to consider while creating:
What materials are we using? Where do they come from? What is it made of?
Is this recycled art? Why?
What colors are we using? Are you making a pattern?
What are warm colors? Cool colors?
Read the names of the colors- why do you think they named it that color?
What direction will the wax melt? Will it melt with other colors to create new colors?
What does the silver crayon take longer to melt than the other colors?
What are some art projects you like to do with crayons?