DIY Craft: How To Make Art With Melting Crayons With Your Troop

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Art With Melting Crayons

Difficulty: Medium
Estimate time to make


Great for

3rd – 12th

grade girls

Learn how to make art using melting crayons. This is a great craft that can be done as group then display on your wall. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video showing how to do it. Let’s get started!
printed elephant

For this craft you will need

  • hot glue gun

  • canvas 

  • scissors

  • hairdryer

  • crayons

How to make craft

  • First you need to print some shape. I’ve chosen to print elephant since this is kids craft. Buy canvas and depending of the size of the canvas print the elephant. Cut the shape of the elephant using scissors and glue the elephant on the canvas. I’ve printed it on sticky paper so that is how I’ve glued it on the canvas but you can use some regular glue for this step. 
  • Take the crayons and start gluing them using glue gun like they are coming out of the trunk. Glue all the crayons that are coming in one package and all the colors.
  • Take hairdryer and start melting the crayons. Make sure the color to go toward the edges of the canvas. When you are happy with the look of the color you can stop and leave the crayons on it or do what I did and remove. If you want to remove go to step 4.
  • I wanted to take off the crayons, you can do that as well and if you have some white space below them you can melt a little of any crayon just to fill the white space.  Just be creative there are a lot of ideas that you can use.
  • Completed Melted Crayon Canvas

Craft Video

My Troop loved the creativity aspect of this craft

The best part about melting crayons not one art piece will look the same.  We gave the girls crayons, canvas, glue, and hair dryers and the masterpieces were amazing!

Need more crayon melting inspiration? Here is a Pinterest board full of God’s Eye ideas to help your girls create an amazing piece of art.

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.

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