Art Work!

Pinterest is my go-to for decor ideas, menu options, and just plain fun. Like this.

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Becky decided that she would love that hanging on her bedroom wall, so I bought a 3-pack of art canvas at Walmart for $9 and we had a fun afternoon of creating. Because we have more crayons on hand than Walmart does at any given time, we didn't need to purchase any of those. (Seriously, we do. I have over a dozen boxes in a desk drawer not even opened, and twice that many in a go-to jar on a shelf.)

Becky chose the colors she loved best, and hot glued them along the top of the canvas. We broke out Sam's heat gun and started melting crayons.

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We tried a hair dryer, which was very effective at melting crayons, but also effective at blowing the wax all over the canvas. The heat gun has a setting that makes a lot of heat with little air flow. It rocks.

Colors will still run together, but it makes the art that much more interesting.

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And when Luke came home, he wanted to get in on the action as well.

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And then he personalized his with his name Sharpie'd at the bottom.

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And I have to say, every time I walk by the kids' rooms, I am loving those pieces of art.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is so cool.

Annette W. said...

Love this!!

Allison Says said...

I love it!

Trisha said...

That is such a neat art project and they turned out so neat!

Nikki said...

How awesome and fun!

Carol N. said...

So cool!

Mellissa Rose said...

Love this! Nice job!