Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crayon Art

My parents are in the process of moving so I wanted to do something to keep the boys busy and entertained for a couple hours tonight while my dad, brother and Kenny worked on some projects at the new house. 

I pinned this idea on pinterest and since crayons are only 40 cents right now at Wal-mart I thought this would be a good one to try out right now. When I went to Joanns I lucked out and got the canvas were 50% off! 

The instructions on the blog said to unwrap all the crayons before you get started. So we did... Jacob, Little Brian, my dad, mom and I all unwrapped crayons for about an hour! In retrospect I think you could just leave the wrappers on and it might help with hot gluing them onto the canvas. 

The next step is to hot glue the crayons to the canvas- 
Little Brian and Jacob getting ready to start gluing 
Then you melt the crayons with a hair dryer-
a test area 

Little B enjoying melting the crayons 

My dad helping him out
 And wa-la - Art!
Little Brian and Jacob with their finished products 

It was really fun for me to do a project as a family. I was surprised how my parents jumped right in and helped the boys and seemed to enjoy the project. It was pretty hot out to be doing a project with hot glue guns and a hair dryer, but we managed.

The boys are excited to hang their art in their new room at their grandma's new house.

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