Five Upcycled Crayon Crafts

making melted crayon canvas art with an embossing heat gunFor encaustic art with bigger impact, we glue wrapped crayons to stretched canvas, blast it with an embossing gun, and end up with a melted crayon canvas artwork that looks pretty great hanging over the couch in the living room.

You can even use hot glue to adhere the crayons to the canvas–hot glue melts, sure, but at a higher temperature than the crayons, so you won’t melt it just by melting the crayons.

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  2. The melted crayon canvas artwork is pretty neat and have now seen them everywhere. I would not however consider it to be upcycled at all though since they are new, personally I think it would of been more useful to donate to a kid/school (as far as talking about upcycle, reduce and whatnot) but hey that’s just me and my HO…

    1. Good point! You could probably make a crayon canvas work by using half-used crayons that are still in their wrappers, or at least still have some wrapper to work with. We homeschool, and so we have a couple of nice boxes of “school” crayons, mostly so that I know that my kiddos have a complete box with a full spectrum of colors for their schoolwork. If a crayon gets more than 1/3 used, however, it’s too hard for little fingers to get it out of the box, and so I generally replace that color and toss the used crayon in our crayon crafts bin. Those different-sized crayons might make an even more interesting crayon canvas…

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