C for Crayons

This is a post I’ve been meaning to put up for sometime but have completely forgot to do this.

I have put this off for too too long!

This is something you should know about me, in terms of my blogging anyway. On some occasions, there will be a blog post that I want to write, let’s say one about kittens. I will get excited to write this post about kittens… but then… I get distracted… Usually it’s not my fault. School comes in the way and that comes first in my mind (sorry blog followers but you guys come second).

Finally here is my post about another project I completed for my Typography class, actually a project I did before my Logo of my Initials. The task was to create a 3-Dimensional sculpture of the letter of your last name (in my case I had the letter C) using any medium you wanted.

I decided to use crayons! So I went to the Dollar Store, picked up some crayola crayons, and made this:

C for Crayon

Got an ‘A’ on this assignment so I’m quite pleased with the results 🙂

Who Doesn’t Like Crayola Crayons??

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You may remember yourself at a young age receiving your first pack of Crayola crayons. I certainly remember myself in this situation and feeling anticipated to open the pack, smell each crayon, and draw with the many colours. I would spend hours sitting and drawings scribbles. Who could blame me?

Crayola Crayons

Crayola crayons are generally the first art tools a child uses for simple drawings and craft activities. However, as a child interested in art gains more experience and skills, crayons seem inferior and worthless compared to Letraset markers, paints, watercolour pencils, etc. Is there a way that young adults can enjoy crayons again?

There may be a way…

by making melted crayon art. This creation is an easy and fun way of making art with crayons again. Here are the steps on how to make one yourself:

  1. Buy a pack of Crayola crayons.
  2. Remove the paper labels off each crayon and arrange them in a rainbow.
  3. Glue all the crayons at the top of a canvas using a hot glue gun.
  4. Using a hairdryer, heat the crayons so they start to melt. (I recommend tilting the canvas so the wax drips downwards.)
  5. Let the wax blend together and cool for a few minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
If you are confused by these instructions, just watch videos on YouTube like this one:

This is a simple craft to once again pull out those Crayola crayons and feel like a young kid like before.