Crayon Melt

So here are some other ideas for Crayon Melt art

Melted Crayon on Foil

Materials Needed:
Electric griddle or hot plate
Crayons (peeled)
Aluminum Foil
Sponge
wood block (optional)

Directions:
1. Heat Griddle to 380 degrees until hot. Then turn down to 275 degrees to keep warm
2. Have your crayons peeled and ready to use
3. Have foil pre-cut and ready
4. Place the foil on the griddle and the children draw freely onto the foil. If the crayon does not melt easily, turn the griddle up a bit.
5. Provide a thick sponge so the the child can hold down the foil
6. You can have the child write their name on the foil or you can do it for them.

Variations:
We did everything above but then took a piece of construction paper and pressed it onto the paper with a wood block pressing firmly and rubbing over the whole picture and then we lifted the construction paper to reveal our picture transfer.

Melted Crayon Painting
Materials Needed:
Electric griddle or hot plate
Muffin Tin
Crayons (peeled)
Paper
Q-tips

Directions:
1. Place muffin tins onto the electric griddle or hot plate. Put crayons into the muffin tim (one color in each cup) let them melt. After they have melted, keep the temperature low but high enough so that the crayons will not solidify.
2. Use Q-tips as a paint brush. (toss when there is to much build up and start with a new one)
3. Be creative and paint freely on your paper with the Q-tips
4. You may need to add more crayon once you have used colors

Variations: Add white to some tins to lighten colors or add other colors to an existing color to change colors slightly.

Shaved Melted Crayon Art

Materials Needed:
Electric griddle or hot plate
Waxed Paper, Coffee Filter, construction paper
Crayons (peeled)
Pencil Sharpener
Cheese grater
Aluminum Foil
Paper Towel
Wood Block

Directions:
1. Heat Griddle to 380 degrees until hot. Then turn down to 275 degrees to keep warm cover with aluminum foil
2. Have your crayons peeled and ready to use
3. Have Wax Paper pre-cut and ready
4. Grate the desired amount of crayons place them on waxed paper
5. Place wax paper on griddle or hot plate that is ALREADY COVERED with aluminum foil
6. Place paper towel on top of wax paper and press with wood block



Variation:
Instead of using a hot plate on this one you can use an iron on low. Place on a heat safe space or put a towel underneath. Have iron set to low and press another piece of waxed paper onto your design (paper with crayon shavings on it)(like a sandwich wax paper, shaved crayons, wax paper). Go over the paper slowly. Instead of rubbing go straight down and then lift to go to another area.

Helpful Hints:
Use colors that blend well together
Use paper, coffee filter, wax paper as a base
Use glitter crayons or even sprinkle glitter onto the crayons

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