Monday, September 5, 2011

Crayon Art

I got so excited when I made this I had to rush on here and post it.  I have been seeing all kinds of pins on pinterest of these crayon art on canvas, so I decided I was going to try it out and hang it over Zoe's big girl bed.  First off I pick up boxes of crayons whenever I go out.  There is something about a new box of crayons that excite me for some reason.  I get Zoe some as well, but I save some boxes for myself.  They are only .40cents.  You cant beat that price.  Then I splurged and bought the box of 64 crayons to get a bigger variety of pinks, purples and greens.  I'm glad I did.  I then went to Joannes fabrics today because I had a gift card and a coupon, and they were havin a big sale.  BONUS!  I got a 3 pack of 11x14 art canvas for 50% off.  So I paid $12.50 for all three.  Not bad considering I was going to glue crayons on it and melt them.  Those canvas' can get pretty expensive.

This craft idea was put on my, so you can see the original.  I choose to use a variety of three colors.  This is going in my daughters room, which is mainly decorated in pink and green.  So I choose pinks, purples and greens.
(so I was introduced to picnik, which is an awesome photo site.  I decided to play around with my photos for this post)

 I then lined up my colors and hot glued them.  They didnt come out perfect, but this was my first attempt and it's for a 2 year old so its all good.

This was the fun part, it did splatter tho.  So if you attempt this at home make sure you clear a big enough space and put lots of newspaper down (none of which I had...go figure)
I think it came out cute.  Next time I'm going to do primary colors.

HAPPY LABOR DAY!  Hope everyone had a very relaxing day :)



  1. It looks awesome! What did Zoe think when she seen it today?

  2. she actually really liked it lol. thought she would be mad about taking "her" crayons. she did say, ok where is my coloring book lol. I was like no baby I am going to hang this over your bed. then she lost interest. at least it occupied me for a bit haha


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