WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

It's Raining Crayons

If, unlike me, you have stopped using crayons for your daily art endeavors (and light, yet nutritionally-bereft snacks), here's a reason to buy a new pack of rainbow glory.

Step 1 Buy a Pack of Crayons

The bigger the better. Don't scrimp—get Crayola! In my humble experience, Crayola crayons have superior pigment and flavor.

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

Step 2 Remove the Labels

You don't have to do this, though it does have its aesthetic advantages and makes the crayons easier to eat, if you decide to take that route. Just think about it—they couldn't be poisonous right?

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

Step 3 Canvas-Mount and Blow-Dry the Crapola Out of Those Crayolas

Who would have known crayons would melt so satisfyingly? If you can't find some canvas on which to melt your heavenly rainbow, angel hair pasta makes a delicious substitute.

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

Step 4 Check Out the Awesome Results!

Once you've blow-dried along the entirety of your crayon setup, you're finished! Feast on your accomplishment—taste the rainbow/unicorn diarrhea.

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

Step 5 Experiment with Your Own Clever Remixes

Try this yourself! It's not as hard as it looks, and the results are downright awesome. Look at these two beautiful takes on the original idea. Go buy some crayons and some canvas—and grab a snack (if you want it to be complete).

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays: It's Raining Crayons

Happy melting!

Photos by Unsimple Living, jovonhl27, BobaJohn

4 Comments

Oooooo so pretty! I need to try this...

I was working on a crayon canvas, err, I mean "encaustic painting" (you're much more impressed now, right?) project a few months back. I'm almost fairly pretty sure this has nearly inspired me to get back to it.

how do u secure the crayons to the top of the canvas?

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