We've all seen them on Pinterest — canvases or frames or boards covereed with crayons and melted with a heat gun to create stunning effects. I love to see a craft stepped up a notch so the hearts and wings and other shapes these crayons have been melted into have been fun. But I wanted to melted crayon art but with more of an art edge, somethign I woudl actually hang on my wall without it looking to much like kid art.

I mean, with crayons at 50 cents a box for Back to School, how can you resist at least TRYING this trend out?



I decided to take this trend up a little notch – why not add text and an artsy quote? This puppy is actually going on my wall in my office — pretty, fun, and inspiring!


Here is how I made it:

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  • 24 pack of Crayola Crayons
  • Blank white canvas
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Neenah White Cardstock
  • Picasso quote, found online
  • Orator STD Font

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “Crayon Canvas Art – featuring Picasso

  1. This is gorgeous, Jennifer! I love how you totally “leveled up” melted crayon art into something truly spectacular. Adding the text and quote was pure genius! And adding the little easel – the perfect crowning touch!

    Posted on July 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    1. Thanks so much Carmen–it was a lot of fun to create :) Have you tried making one of these crayon canvases yet?

      Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm