DIY – Crayon Art

Welcome to another little DIY project. I saw lots of these on Pinterest, and there were lots of variations. You can attach the crayons to the canvas to make it ‘drip’, or you can melt the crayon directly on the canvas. I chose to do the latter. Whichever you choose, it always ends up looking like a piece of watercolour art which is amazing!

All you need to do this is crayons, a hairdryer and a canvas.

what you need

Here’s a timelapse video of how I made mine.

That’s all you need to do! I’m excited to try do more with other colours. I ended up sticking to colours that reminded me of ‘space’. So blues, purples, blacks, and a bit of red. I do wish I thought this through more and actually put something to protect my desk from the melted crayon bits that went everywhere. They were really hard to clean up. Anyway, here’s my final piece!

crayon art

It definitely looks like watercolour. I love how it looks, and I really can’t wait to try make more!

Have you ever tried this DIY before?


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  1. This is SO cool! And SO beautiful! I love how your canvas came out! <3

    1. Thank you!! I’m really impressed with how it all came together as well! I really want to try it again some time πŸ˜„

  2. I love the way it turned out! I actually made one around three to four years ago but I don’t know where it is. I’m thinking of making a new one. πŸ™‚ x

    1. Thanks Cat! You should go for it! I really want to make more, its such a fun process and they come out so cool!

  3. Wow it turner out so pretty!

    1. Thanks Margaret! I really love how it looks in the end πŸ˜„

  4. This looks really cool!!

    1. Thanks! It’s so much fun to do, I really recommend trying it out yourself! πŸ˜„

      1. Yeah, this would definitely be something fun to try over the summer!

  5. This looks great, love how it ended up πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Sarah! I really like it too! It’s so much fun, I feel like if I do it again, it’d look completely different πŸ˜„

      1. That’s part of the charm, no two are ever going to be exactly the same 😊

  6. Ooh nice! Stop tempting me into these mad projects! I bought more pencil crayons at weekend as decided need a black crayon for a bullet journal. Crayons were only Β£1 which guess equivalent to $1. From everything Β£1 shop guess they have wax crayons too. I have a hair dryer but canvas prob more expensive.

    1. Haha, I’d been tempted by this since I first saw it on Pinterest! It’s so much fun! The small canvas i used was only around $4. It wasn’t too expensive and it was definitely worth it! I say give it a go πŸ˜„

      1. I will do adding to list! First need sleep it is 2am.

  7. So cool! The colours are so amazing

  8. So cool, looks really pretty!😍

    1. Thank you!! I love how it came out πŸ˜„

  9. Very Interesting And Creative.

    1. Thanks! It was such a fun project to do!

  10. Gorgeous 😻

    1. Thank you! πŸ˜„

  11. Crayon Art is so cool! Love this post!

    1. It really is! I’m glad you liked it πŸ˜„

  12. I love this, it is so easy. Too bad it isn’t kid friendly. My kids would love this too. Maybe I will just make them one.

    1. It really is! It does make a huge mess though haha! There is also the drip variation, where you stick the crayons to the canvas and aim the hairdryer at it so that the wax ‘drips’ down. I also want to try that one πŸ™‚

  13. I love crayon DIY art. You never know what it is going to result in. Love your painting. πŸ™‚
    I happen to have posted one of my crayon art too : Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

    1. It’s a lot of fun! Thank you, I’ll definitely have a look at yours too πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, It’s like you want to paint again and again πŸ™‚

  14. The blue and purple tones are cool! Great job πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Chanelle!! I loved the colour combination πŸ˜€

  15. This is such an amazing DIY! I loved the way it came out in the end so beautiful

    1. Thank you! I love how it came out in the end as well πŸ˜€

  16. This diy is so cool and pretty i really want to try it out!! Love how the final product looks 😊 xx

    1. You should definitely try it sometime! It was so much fun, and the look you have in the end is really cool πŸ™‚

  17. I’m loving all your DIY posts <3 this looks like fun πŸ˜€ xo

    1. Thanks Carina!! <3
      This really was so much fun to make πŸ˜€

  18. I really like it 😊 Great idea! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€

  19. It’s gorgeous! Amazing job!

    1. Thank you so much Tialla!

  20. This looks so so cool!! I actually want to try this myself one day xx

    1. It’s so much fun! You should definitely try make one someday πŸ˜„

  21. I love this. I would love to try it, the hanging them in line and letting them drip kind. I definitely need to place some sort of plastic sheet or an old tray under the canvas, though. It looks like it could be really messy if you’re as clumsy as me. I love the colors ❀️

    1. I want to try it that way as well. It definitely seems like it would be more of a controlled mess, rather than splattering crayon wax everywhere πŸ™‚ Having a sheet or a tray underneath is definitely a good idea!

  22. This looks great fun! Maybe something I can take with me to try with my Brownie group!

    1. It’s definitely so much fun! It’ll be such a fun activity to do, I’m sure they’ll love it! It can get pretty messy though πŸ˜‚

      1. They’ll love getting messy! Like one of the girls just making cookies gets covered in flour!

  23. They came out so well! It’s such a fun project to try! πŸ˜„

  24. That was really cool! I love how the overall effect was that of a far-away galaxy!

    1. Thank you! I like how it came out too! I started off just using blues, but by adding black and purple, it really made it look like a galaxy! πŸ˜€

  25. Yup! Sure enough I missed this post. This looks pretty cool, I’m sure I’ve seen this on Pinterest while searching for fun DIYs and activities to do with kids. Came out awesome.

    1. This was a lot of fun! There’s something really oddly relaxing about melting crayons too πŸ™‚

  26. Nice. Turned out pretty

  27. Thank you!

  28. so cool I need to try it some time

    1. You definitely should!

  29. This is what makes art fun! Nice job

    1. Thank you!

  30. Lovely piece πŸ™‚ and so much fun to create πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! It was definitely a lot of fun to make πŸ˜„

  31. i’m a sketcher and painter toooo

    1. That’s awesome! I don’t do much sketching or painting, but I do like trying out little DIY projects πŸ˜€

  32. Wow, I love this idea. I’ll have to give this one a try, I’ll keep you updated! πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you liked it! It was so much fun to do, definitely let me know if you give it a go πŸ˜„

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