A while ago we came across the idea of melting crayons to decorate Halloween pumpkins and we immediately fell in love with it. There’s something very satisfying and mesmerizing about seeing the crayons melt and drip all over so we thought we’d now show you how to use this technique to create cool decorations you can display all year round. As it turns out, there are a lot of great ideas out there. You just have to know what to look for.
Melting crayons can be super fun and you can create some pretty pieces of artwork in the process. Take a canvas or a piece of cardboard. Glue some crayons at the top and then start melting them with a blow dryer. They’ll start to drip, creating a unique and pretty pattern. You can then display the canvas on a wall in your home or office. This is such an easy project that even kids can do it. If you need more tips or details, check out for the full description of the project.
Plain white candles can look classy in certain contexts but more often than not they’re just boring. No worries though because you can jazz them up with a little bit of color and you can actually use crayons to make than happen. Combine a few crayons with some plain wax. Melt them and stir to get a uniform color. You can use a small pot or an empty can placed in simmering water. When the colored wax is ready, dip the bottom of your white candle into the wax and then let it dry. So there you have it, a simple and safe way to jazz up white candles using crayons.
You can also make your own colored candles from scratch if you want to. Once again, the secret to getting these beautiful, bright colors featured on is to melt crayons. Wondering how this beautiful color block design was achieved? It’s actually easy once you understand the process. Here’s what you need for the whole project: wax, crayons, wicks, votives, popsicle sticks for stirring and a microwave oven.
You can use crayons to color pretty much anything, even rocks. In fact, we found this really idea on that we really want to share with you. The project is simple: you select a few pretty rocks and you put them in the oven until they’re nice and hot. Then you take them out and you start painting them. The crayons will melt, creating these really cool patterns.
You can also use crayons to decorate plain Christmas ornaments. The technique is this case is a bit different than what we showed you so far and you can learn all about it from . First you remove the labels from the crayons, then you use a peeler to make lots and lots of slivers, you pour some into the ornament, you can shake and mix them up and then you start melting the crayons slivers using a blow dryer.
While browsing we found out that you can put crayons in a hot glue gun and then drip them to decorate candles. It’s a very practical way of doing this which creates minimal mess. You can use this technique to decorate plain white candles and to create all sorts of colorful and eye-catching designs.
Sea shells can look pretty but they’re generally quite boring. However, they might be meaningful in other ways so you want to display them but at the same time make them look interesting and special. You can do that by melting a few crayons and using them to color the interiors of the shells. It’s an idea which we found on .
Now let’s also check out the idea that inspired this article: the melted crayon pumpkin. You can find a detailed tutorial for this project on although not much explanation is needed. You take a pumpkin and you spray paint it white (or not, if you like its natural color), then you glue crayons onto the pumpkin, at the top. When the glue is dry, you melt the crayons with a hairdryer.
Another cute thing you can make out of melted crayons is a pretty pencil topper. Actually you can make several in different colors. There’s a tutorial describing the whole process in detail which you can find on . You need crayons, molds (the ones you use when making hard candy) plastic pencil pops and an oven. Depending on what shape you choose for the toppers, you can then pick the colors you want to use.
Instead of repurposing crayons you can choose to reincarnate into…crayons. Well, they’d be more fun crayons with interesting shapes and mixed colors. The idea comes from and the project is very simple. You take bits of crayons and you put them in an ice cube mold. Then you put the mold in the oven for a few minutes, just until the crayons are melted. You take them out, you let them harden and then you taken the new crayons out.