Create your very own unique artwork by melting your old wax crayons.
You will need
Lots of different coloured wax crayons
Either a canvas or thick card
Hairdryer (with parent / guardian's permission)
We love it when you guys join in so when you've finished making your melted crayon artwork why not send us a picture for the chance to be in the Makes Gallery!
Blue Peter, 2nd Floor, BBC Bridge House, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2BH
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Decide on the shape you want for your design, then stick the crayons in that
shape to the canvas. Leave until completely dry.
This can take up to two hours
in PVA glue.
Put the canvas upright and cover the area below and behind
Use the hair dryer in the direction you want the
crayon to run, be careful here as the wax and the hairdryer can get quite hot - ask a parent or guardian to help you. Watch out for drips and keep going until you have the pattern you
Once your artwork is dry it is ready to be hung on your wall. There you have it your own colourful crayon picture!
1) Make sure you choose the pattern carefully so you
get the shape you want.
2) Ask a parent or guardian to help you out as the crayons and hairdryer can get hot.