Melted Crayon Wall Art: DIY

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One Pinterest project a week, for one entire year. That is the challenge set forth by Just a little Creativity. The girls and I have been pinning crafts, recipes and other nifty things for months now; we just never found the time to actually sit down and attempt to do any of the amazing things we have pinned.

Melted Crayon Wall Art

So with the move looming this coming Monday, we sat down Friday night and decided on a craft to do for their rooms. The girls chose to do the Melted Crayon Wall art that we pinned in the beginning, they wanted to do this on a smaller scale so it would fit better in their new room.

 

We started off by scouring through my canvas stash, don’t ask why I have a “stash” it’s a necessity in this house! When they found two of the smallest canvas’ from my stash they went after 2 boxes of 48 count crayons, the low temp glue guns and wax paper.

Melted Crayon Wall Art

Harmonie started and had almost all of her crayons glued down before I could find the camera to get photos, so I sat down to help Sassy. This is a really simple project to do, and as long as your glue guns don’t get too hot, and you trust your children to use them; this is a project they can do on their own. Sassy spent about 20 minutes picking out colors and rearranging them on the canvas before she was satisfied and let me glue them down. ┬áTo keep a uniform look you will want to line the flat end of the crayons up with the edge of the canvas, we left a *small* space because Sassy wanted to melt from the top too.

Melted Crayon Wall Art

Melted Crayon Wall Art

As you can see, we used 29 crayons

Once your crayons are glued down, you will want to cover your work area in either wax paper or something else that can be easily tossed in the trash; you may not have a lot of splatter but you will have some! you will want to place the canvas so it is propped up against a wall or other surface( we used the dishwasher) and then you get to the fun part, blow drying that little bugger! I started out on high and warm settings on mine, and alternated with low at certain points. You have to experiment a little to see how your hair dryer works with melting the wax.

Sassy took control of the hair dryer and it took about 30 minutes to get the crayons to start melting, so I decided to give her a hand and focused the air on a few crayons at a time instead of back and forth like she was doing. The colors melted at different speeds, not sure why that is; but after I started focusing the heat it seemed to go by pretty quickly. Here is Sassy’s finished product, since Harmonie doesn’t want to share her’s!

Melted Crayon Wall Art

As you can see, the melted crayon wax has some texture to it where the colors met and pooled. It was a very easy project to start us off on our 52 week challenge and I can’t wait to see what we do next!

 Melted Crayon Wall Art

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 Party Ideas

With The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn part 2 coming out in theaters in less than a week, I know a few people will be throwing parties before or after the release. Ours is planned for Wednesday since we will be going to the Twilight Marathon at our local theater on Thursday and watching all of the movies! Harmonie is excited to see Jacob and I am anticipating all the Emmett and Jasper screen time! We searched high and low for a few months trying to come up with ideas for the party, here are just a few ideas we found on pinterest!

Source: twilightladies.com via Lisa on Pinterest


Party Ideas with amazing cakes & cupcakes


More party ideas with decor, food and activites!

Source: blog.hwtm.com via Alicia on Pinterest


Cute Favor Idea


Cute for the favor table!


Cute Decoration idea (I’d add some white though)

Source: Pinterest


Cute idea for photos!

Source: mommadjane.com via Tracy on Pinterest


I love pinterest! We have gotten so many ideas for parties and crafts! The kids are working on the goodie bags for our party this weekend. We stocked up on vampire and wolf items during all the Halloween sales so this works out perfectly. Are you excited to see the movie? Who is your favorite Twilight character?

Tasty Tuesday~ Food to drool over #2

Welcome back to the second week of Tasty Tuesday!! I’ve got some great goodies for you all this week!!

Pizza Waffle Pockets Recipe


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe


3-Ingredient Pulled Pork


Make It Monday: Kids Crafts

Make It Monday

Welcome to the second week of Make It Monday here on My Chaotic Ramblings! This week I am going to focus on crafts that your kids can do and crafts to do with your kids!!

DIY KidsÔÇÖ Felt Christmas Tree Activity


Easy Craft Clay


Mini Marshmallow Shooters (or Pom Pom Poppers)


Paper Plate Ring Toss Game


Tasty Tuesday: Food to drool over


Some days I spend hours looking around the web trying to find great recipes to test out. With a picky eater in the house, I have to be very careful with what I try. Here in the new Tasty Tuesday, you will find all the drool worthy recipes that I have found during the week!!

Bless This Food: Rocky Road Crock Pot Cake


Slow-Baked Mac and Cheese


The Best Crock Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe


Lazy 4-Layer Deep Dish Pizza Dip and Flatbread




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