Budget Friendly Projects Canada: Melted Crayon Art!


In a recent blog post I featured some Crayon Art that caught a few people’s attention … My boyfriend and I were inspired by this creative idea and decided to try making our own version.

Since this was such a budget friendly piece of art, I’ve decided to share and see if we can inspire some more creativity!

Cost breakdown:

  • Canvas: $11
  • Crayons $5
  • Crazy Glue $3
  • Hairdryer (free already owned)
  • TOTAL: Less than $20!

Step 1: Peel (optional) crayons and glue to canvas in desired order:









Step 2: Tilt canvas on an angle and begin to blow dry crayons:

(make sure to cover whichever surface you are working on as crayons may splatter)


Step 3: Melt away to your heart’s content until YOU are fully satisfied with the results.


Be creative, there’s no right or wrong! My BF and I decided to glue the crayons on 1/4 of the way down the canvas & melt in both directions, as well as hang the painting on it’s side as shown above 🙂

32 responses to “Budget Friendly Projects Canada: Melted Crayon Art!”

  1. Jen says:

    Pricey canvas! If you want to spend less on a canvas with frame, make it yourself! Very easy, very economical! (I make all my frames and canvases for painting, saves a TON of money).

    Or go to Currys… they have a much better deal for that size than $11! 😀

  2. Karen in Canada says:

    Wow! What a fantastic and fun idea!!! I’m going to get my daughter to do up a few as gifts for her grandparens.

    Thank you for sharing this.


  3. mummyto2 says:

    very cool!!!

  4. Couponingkid says:

    That’s AWESOME!

  5. Bigal says:

    Nice Job! Simple things in life are beautiful, especially homemade crafts, they’re the best! I’m impressed.
    Picasso would kick himself for not thinking of that.
    Cheers, all! Bigal

  6. glowworm2k says:

    Great idea! This looks like something that would be super fun to try (As a plus, I could borrow DH’s heat gun – meant for forming casings on automotive wiring – to do the melting).

    To cut down on costs, you could also make use of those Michael’s coupons that seem to be in almost every flyer for 40% or 50% off a single item 🙂

  7. That is awesome! I’m so going to try that!

    Thanks for the idea!

  8. dlee says:

    done and done. so going to do this!!!

  9. king says:

    does anyone know if Michaels sells the canvas?

  10. K8's Fate says:

    Thanks for sharing. It turned out great!

  11. RSAS says:

    Very nice! I also ran out and did a similar project after seeing the other post. lol. Finally used my canvas that I got on clearance at Michels for $2 about 8 years ago!! 😀

  12. sean says:

    wow, that’s ugly.

  13. B... says:

    I hope your wearing a mask!…could be carcinogenic or toxic

  14. tess says:

    yes michaels do sell canvas

  15. zeekid says:

    I went to the dollar store and picked up a 12×16 inch canvas for $2 and 2 boxes of crayons for $1.25 each.

  16. Bride to Be says:

    I love this project idea! Thanks for sharing!

  17. itsjustmebub says:

    @Sean LOL!! … Glad it’s hanging in my house and not yours 🙂

  18. Junster says:

    Instead of using new crayons…. why not use old crayons. Use up the old broken pieces that are hanging around at the bottom of crayon buckets. Also for those that own a crayon maker (machine that takes old crayons and make new ones), you can use up old crayons as well as make interesting colour combinations.

  19. mary says:

    This is awesome!!! <3
    I wish I didn’t throw out all those crayons in my room from childhood during room cleaning now lol.

    Love how yours turned out…

  20. Sally says:

    Hit up the dollar store for the crayons and crazy glue= $2

    Canvases can be found at dollar stores too

  21. hogama says:

    Great job, Bub… it’s beautiful!!!

    I knew I hung onto those old Crayola’s for something! 🙂

    THANK YOU for posting!

  22. Lana says:

    On my travels today I stopped into Dollarama and picked up a box of crayons for $1.25 and a canvas for $2. I have many canvas’ that are painted already and hung, but this one will really be interesting and can’t wait to get it up! Thanks for sharing! Definitely sharing this with friends, such a great idea to use up old crayons!

  23. Anonymous Me says:

    It is wrong that I really want to try it by putting the canvas and crayons in the oven… watching so it doesn’t catch on fire…

  24. Carol says:

    Anonymous, I was thinking about that too …!

  25. Love, love, love this idea! I’m always looking for something different to do with my students. This would make a great gift to send home with them at Christmas for mom, grandma, etc. Thanks

  26. Jen says:

    I think that everyone who visits this website is going to have very similar art work hanging in their houses!

  27. Linda says:

    Thanks for sharing! This is a brilliant idea. If you like working with crayons, here is another idea! http://ourcontentnest.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/giveaway-winner-crayon-wreath/

  28. heather says:

    Love this!!

  29. Funkymunky says:

    cool stuff! as good as that Etsy canvas! 🙂

    @sean – take your hate somewhere else 😉

  30. itsjustmebub says:

    did anyone end up trying this?

  31. Jessica says:

    Awesome idea. I can’t wait to try it!!!!

  32. Dime Cams says:

    I always spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s articles everyday along with a cup of coffee.


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