Crayon hairdryer art for all ages


When homeschooling started for us last week, I was looking at various ways for H and I to keep things fresh.  What she doesn’t realise is that I probably enjoyed this as much as she did.  So much so, that I’ve already got another pack of crayons and canvas on order.

An activity for all ages… mixing science and art, it really is a win win.  Best part, it keeps kiddos busy for quite a while!

All you need is:
– 1 packet of crayons
– PVA glue
– A canvas (ours was A5)|
– A printer
– Scissors
– A hairdryer

Step 1.
Empty all crayons and stick them with PVA glue on the canvas in whichever order you like.  H went for rainbow…


Step 2.
Leave Crayons to dry for a couple of hours.  We filled the time by going out for a walk cos #socialdistancing

Step 3.
Line the floor and sides of walls with old cardboard or dustcloths.  (We lined the floor but not the wall and learnt our lesson).  Once done, use a hairdryer to melt the crayons.


Step 4.
Once you’re happy with the amount of “drip” – turn hairdryer off and leave to set for a couple of minutes.  Whilst doing this, we searched for an image of a silhouette.  H wanted a little girl to represent herself and selected the one below.

Step 5.
Print and cut around the image very carefully.  Then stick on with a very thin layer of PVA (or glue stick).

And voila!