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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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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