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Back To School DIY: Melted Crayons on Canvas

published Aug 26, 2011
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Back to school was always full of excitement. Getting new school supplies was one of my favorite things in the world, and I often wish it was still a yearly tradition! This DIY gets pretty close, though, and is a really simple way to make a festive and colorful piece of art.
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The project, which is quite simple, is a fantastic idea that I came across on the adorable blog, Whatever. Essentially, you affix crayons to the top of a canvas, and blast them with a hair dryer. Watch as the colors bleed down the canvas, creating a beautiful, colorful mess! I can imagine this being a great project to hang in a child’s room. I might remove the crayons from the top of the canvas once I was done, or perhaps tape off the canvas to create a clean border. Selecting specific colors and playing with the composition could yield some great results! Just in time, too, because we’ve seen crayons on sale all over the place for back to school!

Great idea for adults, kids, and adults remembering what it felt like to be a kid!

Images: Whatever