Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00139
When I woke up for work today I found Andrew working on a little project. Often when he funds projects on YouTube we don’t do them because they end up being a bit messy or complicated. But this project was a good one that he could do with little supervision. He saw a video about all these 5 minute crafts that you can do with rocks and one caught his eye. Melting crayons on heated rocks.
It is pretty simple, find some rocks, heat them in the oven, touch crayons to the heated rocks to melt the wax on the rocks. When you are done you have some wax colored rocks with cool designs. I helped Andrew with the final rock, which was a larger one. We learned about how the various sizes of the rocks mean that they retain heat for different amounts of time. This big guy needed more time than the rest to cool enough to be safe to use. In the end this is the one that he gave to me.
After school today I took Eva out to the garage with two canvases of Crayola crayons and melted them. Actually I took her outside, we meticulously placed the crayons onto double sided tape across the top of the canvases. The website suggests 24 crayons but we found that 25 crayons was what was needed. Luckily we have tons of spare crayons hanging around the house.
So we stick on all of the crayons then we go to the garage and I plug in the hairdryer and begin to melt the crayons. You have to hold the hair dryer up above the crayons and point it down so the melting drips will melt onto the canvas instead of completely splatter on the floor. I found that putting the canvas on an angle also helps control the splatter. But, it’s in the garage so I don’t much care. I sort of want to do all the walls in this melted crayon motif.
Eva was delighted watching the crayons melt down the canvas. We did a straight up rainbow one and then one with glitter crayons. The glitter crayons melted into tons of silver, it looks really cool. No other photos though, since this is a gift.