What to do with old crayons?
Do you have old crayons at home and don’t know what to do with them? Why not use them to make a really very original DIY?
I propose below a DIY idea which consists in melting wax crayons to make a pretty painting. You will also find several other ideas and photos to do with melted wax crayons.
The first idea is to stick wax crayons on a board, a canvas of white paint. It is necessary to align all the wax crayons one after the other at the top of the canvas.
You can arrange the colors of pencils as you wish but in gradient it is really pretty as a final result.
Melt crayons with a hair dryer!
Once you have your painting and you have glued all the wax crayons, you now have to melt them. Here’s how:
- Lean the board on a wall or other surface and make sure it is stable.
- Place newspaper at the base of the painting so as not to stain and damage the floor with the melted wax.
- Use a hair dryer on maximum power and blow hot air towards the crayons.
- Melt as many crayons as possible at once for the perfect result.
Be careful because the melted wax is very hot so never touch the wax because you risk burning yourself.
A DIY idea to do with your child!
If your child participates in the creation of your decorative painting, always stay close to prevent him from touching the wax or the painting.
It is very important to wait until the wax of the crayons is completely dry and cold before handling the board.
2. Painting with melted wax crayon in photo:
What’s great is that you can mix and match the crayon colors however you like to create a truly unique painting. It is therefore possible to create completely different wax paintings depending on the choice and arrangement of colors and crayons.
Now that you know how to do it, I invite you to discover several photos and achievements of this DIY idea.
3. Transform old crayons
Another idea for salvaging and transforming old crayon scraps is to melt them into other fun shapes.
This is a super easy DIY idea to make. So here’s how to do it:
- Break the crayons into small pieces.
- Mix the colors and place them in ovenproof molds (see image below).
- When the wax is completely melted, remove from the oven and allow to cool and harden.
Here is what it looks like in picture: