Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Crayon Art

I've been itching to get a little project on here lately, so after I came up with this idea earlier in the week, I had to hurry and get it on here!

This is a combination of a couple of different craft projects I've seen floating around on Pinterest.  I had seen somebody do this project using thumbprints (SO cute!), but I have also really been wanting to give crayon art a try.  So, this is what I came up with!
A crayon dripped heart on canvas.  It was super easy, super cheap and super quick.  Perfect!!

I started with:

  • a 5x5 canvas (which was on sale for $2.49)
  • a few old crayons (I used exactly 4. Purple, pink and 2 shades of red) 
  • a bit of masking tape
  • a lighter 
  • my template (just google "heart template" you'll find something you love...)


Simply center your template to your canvas and then tape it down (I just used one tiny piece at the top of the heart). Then just start melting your crayons to drip on the canvas.


FYI? The cheap crayons drip the best!!  When you're done filling in your template (it took me maybe 20 minutes with plenty of interruptions from my 2 year old) simply peel it off. If you have any drips that fell inside the paper and outside of your heart, they easily peel off once they're dry.
There you have it!  I now want to get 2 more canvases to add an "I" and "U" to either side of the heart.

13 comments:

Brooke Shambley said...

Definitely going to have to try this!!! Thanks for the idea, my son will love helping me.

Cassidy said...

How fun! Way cute

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Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Cute and colorful! Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie www.bearrabbitbear.com

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

You were featured today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and grab a button:)

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/02/25-valentine-projects-more.html

Katherines Corner said...

Well this looks so fun. Love it!Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky Party xo

Terry said...

LOL - that is super cute. I love the idea of adding the I and U. Would be thrilled if you would share this at our Link It Up Thursday party going on until Sunday. http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Yay, you made it. Thanks for sharing at our party!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

This is an awesome project and I'm going to try it as soon as I get some cheap crayons! (Pretty sure my grandson wouldn't like me melting his good ones!) I'm pinning this and following you! Saw this at Happy Hour Projects!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

I love this! Going to have to try it for next year. So cute, thanks for the tut!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

This looks like so cool--and like so much fun! I bet my kids would love helping too! I'm going to share this on my PreschoolPowolPackets FB page too!

the Sweetest Memory said...

Love this idea! Your heart turned out so cute!

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Very nice idea! I want to try it. Maybe we'll adapt it to shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day!

I stopped by from Home Grown Learners and I'm following you now. =0)

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