Add art to your room with melted crayons

Katelynn Mccollough

One exciting aspect of renting your own place is the freedom to decorate. No matter what your style, adding some color to your living space can help it start to feel more like your own space and home.

A quick and easy way to add color to any room is by melting crayons to create a bright piece of art for any wall.

Materials Needed

  • Canvas, whichever size you prefer
  • Super glue or other adhesive that does not react to heat
  • Hairdryer
  • Crayons, the larger the box the better

Choose your crayons

Begin by choosing the colors of crayons that you would like to use. Lay the crayons across the top of the canvas as you choose them so you know how many are needed to fill top edge.

Remember to consider how the melted colors of each crayon will mix. Selecting colors in a rainbow pattern from lightest to darkest is a popular choice, but don’t be afraid to get creative for a more unique look.

Glue down the crayons

Place a small amount of glue on the back of a crayon and carefully line it up with the top and side edge of the canvas with the point of the crayon pointed down. Placing a flat surfaced object at the top of the canvas can help to keep the crayons lined up with the top edge of the canvas.

Give the crayon a second to dry before gluing another crayon next to it. Continue this process until you have covered the entire edge of the canvas.

Allow the glue to dry before beginning the next step.

Blow dry the crayons

Line your floor or countertop with newspapers so no melted crayon gets on these surfaces.

Stand the canvas upright at a slight angle and slowly begin to move the hairdryer over a small section of the crayons. Using the low or high settings on the hairdryer can change how fast the crayons melt and the pattern of the melted crayons.

As the crayons melt, begin to move to a new section of crayons, controlling the length of melted crayon by adjusting the angle you are holding the canvas and how long you use the hairdryer on a particular section.


Once you have finished melting the entire line of crayons allow them to dry and enjoy!