Thursday, January 8, 2015

Melted Crayon Art

Let me ask you something. How do you start your 2015 colorful?

By melting crayons!

This is an activity that made the grade school art club members (and its moderators) forget about time. Everyone just got busy sticking and melting crayons. Here are a few samples of their work.

(top to bottom: "First Dance" by Mark Gino Takahasi of Grade 4-Fortitude; "Winning Kick" by Shaun Timothy Santos of Grade 5- Valor; "Colors of Music" by Calvin Kim of Grade 4-Fortitude; "Rock of Ages" by Hiroki Yamaguchi of Grade 4-Fortitude

Are you excited to make these too?

Read on!

Here are the materials you need:

1. A box of old crayons
2. canvas (8x10)
3. glue
4. glue gun
5. hair blower
6. black construction paper


Here's how.

Step 1: Remove the paper that covers the crayons (or you may opt not to. Some of my students kept the crayon covers, and still did a splendid work!)

Step 2: Using a glue gun, stick the crayons on top of the canvas. Make sure these are arranged in the color scheme you want.

Step 4: Cut out a silhouette form from the black construction paper (or print from your computer :) )

Step 5: Glue the figure on the canvas (note: you may also do this procedure after step 6)

Step 6: Place the canvas in a tilted position, a little bit more than 45 degrees and melt the crayons using the hair blower from one side to the other unlit the melted crayons reach the bottom of the canvas.

Step 7: Let your work dry, sign in your name and hang it on the wall for all to see.

Here are more works from my students:

(top to bottom: "Butterflies" by Andre Ong of grade 4-Fortitude; "First Rock" by Tony of Grade 4-Zeal; "In the Rain" by Aaron Craig Chavez of Grade 5- Valor)

Don't forget to tell yourself "Wow! You've made a masterpiece!" afterwards.

Enjoy making art!

Artful Pixie

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