DIY Crayon Artwork

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DIY Crayon Artwork

Have you ever tried to decorate your childrens playroom? All the cute things I am finding on Etsy, Hobby Lobby and elsewhere that I like are crazy expensive. There’s no way I’m spending over $25 for a piece of artwork to hang on the wall, because, chances are that it’s just going to get broken, torn off the walls or colored on! So this DIY Crayon Artwork project is one of the ways I’m decorating the playroom on a budget!

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Supplies Needed

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Hair Dryer

Overall this DIY Crayon Artwork is pretty easy. It does take a little bit of time if you are OCD like I am, but, I loved the fact that the kiddos wanted to help!

Have you noticed that when you get your kids involved with you whether it’s making a recipe, creating artwork or helping around the house that they are excited to share their accomplishment with others?!?

Anyhow. Let’s get you started on your DIY Crayon Artwork project!


Place the crayons in the order that you want them to appear on the top of the canvas.

NOTE: You aren’t applying them just yet, simply just getting down the order of colors. Again, if OCD comes into play the easiest way to arrange them is by how they are laid out in the box. Typically, the like colors are already in order according to the rainbow!

Once you get the crayons laid out along the top of the canvas, take a hot glue gun and apply the glue on the seam of the wrapper on the crayon. Be sure to place the crayon down on the canvas immediately after applying the hot glue.

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Press the crayon firmly on the canvas to ensure the hot glue begins to adhere to the canvas.

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Repeat this process until you’ve placed all the crayons across the entire top of the canvas.

Place the canvas in a vertical position. This is so that the crayon drips down and melts down the canvas.

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Turn the hair dryer on high setting and move slowly along the top of the crayon in a horizontal motion. When using the hair dryer be sure to start at the first crayon and move to the last crayon and come back to the first crayon, repeating the process until the crayons begin to melt. This could take a few minutes to heat the crayons up to begin the melting process.

Once the crayons begin to melt continue to heat the crayons up until you get the look you like. Some crayons don’t melt as quickly as the other colors so if you notice a crayon not melting as good as the others be sure to give that color a little extra attention.

The kiddos LOVE doing this project. So much so that we are going to be doing a few small ones to create a collage of sorts on their playroom wall!


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  1. I love this grand daughter thinks its awesome. SO very cool I think we may try this our selves
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  2. My homeschooled teen and I made one of these a couple of years ago. She loved it! Great job on yours! Great blog. Found you today at Motivate me Monday. Following!
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  3. I found you through the Project Inspired Link Party. I love this project! I’ve seen many pictures of them, but never a real description of the process. After hearing how it really works, I may have the courage to try it. Thanks!
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  4. This is too cute, I think this would be so cute in our future playroom! Thanks for sharing @ You\’re Gonna Love It!

  5. So cute, I never would have thought of doing this, what a wonderful idea – thanks for sharing!

  6. I love this idea! It is perfect for a kid\’s room or play room. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. I’ve been seeing similar things and wanting to try it, thanks for the awesome how-to!
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  8. Jenn, this is fantastic, and is going to be one of my features at Treasure Box Tuesday this week! We get started tomorrow (Mon 2/23) evening at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time! Pinned!

  9. We did this last summer! The kids loved it! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
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  10. Laurie Nykaza

    This is such a cute colorful idea for some nice art work for the kids room and they can help make it too.

  11. Laurie Emerson says

    I love this idea. My daughter would have so much fun doing this!

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