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crayola art
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crayola art
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crayola art

Simple modern art with crayola crayons!

So I am going a little off piste with this blog post, but considering I always get a positive reaction to my baking posts, I thought I would share with you some of my other homemade creations, starting with this simple crayola art that Rob and I just finished today. In between baking, blogging and working, we are always on the hunt for home improvements and when we saw a picture of this art a few weeks ago, we knew we wanted to give it a go ourselves. Our flat lends itself perfectly to this type of decor with our multi-coloured smeg fridge, Andy Warhol canvases and modern touches, so we knew it would make a great feature for our hallway and couldn’t wait to get creative!

To create this crayola art, you will need:
1. a canvas
2. crayola crayons (don’t be thrifty and buy pound shop crayons. These won’t be wax-based and will not melt. Ever. Trust me..we learnt the hard way!)
3. superglue
4. a hairdyer

The canvas we used was 30″ wide by 24″ tall and we needed a good four boxes of crayons to fill the width of it. You can arrange your crayons in any which way you like but we opted for a rainbow-like arrangements so we laid them all out first in our colour preference before we started glueing them. This also meant that several of the colours were redundant from the pack which now means we have an abundance of black and brown crayola crayons in our flat! Once you have all your crayons laid out, take your glue and cover one side of the crayons before positioning and sticking it onto the canvas. Continue until you have stuck all your crayons down and then leave for at least 24 hours so the glue can properly set.

24 hours later and you are ready to make some art! The next stage can be quite messy so ensure you cover the floor/nearby walls with newspaper to avoid any wax splashes. We decided to do it on our lino kitchen floor which was the perfect surface as any rogue wax splatters were easily scraped up and disposed off. Switch your hairdryer on to the highest heat setting but the lowest power level and concentrate on a small section at a time. You will notice that some of the colours melt quicker than the others. The dark purples and blues loved the heat, but the pinks and the oranges took a little bit more persuasion. I went through once, melting the crayons to about halfway down the canvas and then went back over them until they began to reach the bottom. It took about 50 minutes of arm ache and devotion to complete the whole canvas.

crayola art
crayola art
crayola art
crayola art

And there we have it, simple, quick and easy modern art! There are so many variations you could do with this type of art, the possibilities are endless. I would quite like to take smaller canvases and create a colour gradient across the wall with different shades of crayons. You could also position them at an angle or even hang the art upside down to give a really modern twist to this colourful creation.

What do you think of my crayola art?

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64 Comments

  1. 7th October 2012 / 7:49 pm

    wow thats so cool and unique! love it x

  2. 7th October 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Awesome, defiantly want to have a go ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. 7th October 2012 / 7:53 pm

    You did an amazing job! Honestly Millie you are like Mary Poppins "Pratcially perfect in every way", is there anything you can't do! xxx

  4. 7th October 2012 / 7:53 pm

    love this! my favourite part is that every time someone asks where you got it, you can say "I made it" ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. 7th October 2012 / 7:57 pm

    wow thats incredible!! ive never seen anything like it, i love it so much :O x

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  6. 7th October 2012 / 8:03 pm

    Wow, this is such a good idea to add a bit of character to a room! And to have the memories along with it as well.

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  7. 7th October 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Amazing , I've seen this done before! So so super cool xx

  8. 7th October 2012 / 8:17 pm

    Absolutely brilliant , saw it a few weeks ago on pinterest and will definitely try it out!
    Love your results!!

  9. 7th October 2012 / 8:17 pm

    It's so gorgeous, Kickthepj did something like this, it always turns out amazing!

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  10. 7th October 2012 / 8:23 pm

    WOW! You're so creative! I would have never thought of that! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  11. 7th October 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Awww wow this looks amazing I really want to try it, but haven't a clue where to stick it! Xxxx

  12. 7th October 2012 / 9:11 pm

    Slightly speechless here. Amazing beyond words. X

  13. 7th October 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Definitely want to give this a go! It's such a good idea and looks great ๐Ÿ™‚ thank for sharing xo

  14. 7th October 2012 / 9:46 pm

    I've wanted to try this for SO long! I may try make one for my nephew for Christmas with some kind of pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  15. 7th October 2012 / 9:49 pm

    ahhhh milly, this looks amazing, and its so sweet that you did it together ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  16. 7th October 2012 / 10:02 pm

    My friend who is very crafty did something similar and it turned out amazing!

    xx Veronica

  17. 7th October 2012 / 10:02 pm

    My friend who is very crafty did something similar and it turned out amazing!

    xx Veronica

  18. 7th October 2012 / 10:54 pm

    This looks great!! I'm going to try this when I can, I have any empty hook in my room so would be a good place to hang it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Danielle xx

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  19. 7th October 2012 / 11:27 pm

    This looks amaaazing!! Definitely going to have to give this a go, although I may try it with a smaller canvas for my teeny tiny student room! X

  20. 8th October 2012 / 12:03 am

    I have seen this on Lauren Conrads crafty creations video on you tube.

  21. 8th October 2012 / 12:40 am

    That's awesome! I will definitely have to try this! very creative ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 8th October 2012 / 6:47 am

    WOW! Love it!

  23. 8th October 2012 / 8:49 am

    Wow, that looks amazing! I used to do this when I was younger (in a less artistic way) by melting them down the radiator to create a rainbow. x

  24. 8th October 2012 / 11:30 am

    this is AMAZING! i love it… so quirky and fun ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  25. 8th October 2012 / 11:59 am

    Ooh it looks amazing! I've seen these popping up on pinterest recently, I love how simple it is and the colours are so pretty!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  26. 8th October 2012 / 2:09 pm

    Ooh this is so lovely! I saw you post it on twitter and looked for this post straight away when I got on to blogger. Definitely looks worth the arm ache xx

  27. 8th October 2012 / 2:10 pm

    Ooh this is so lovely! I saw you post it on twitter and looked for this post straight away when I got on to blogger. Definitely looks worth the arm ache xx

  28. 8th October 2012 / 2:54 pm

    sorry, I don't mean to hate or anything, but this is totally copied from one of Lauren Conrad's Crafty Creations.
    You should have mentioned that in your post ๐Ÿ™

  29. 8th October 2012 / 4:14 pm

    @Lydia – Hi Lydia, firstly please don't accuse me of stealing anything from anyone. Considering I have never watched one of Lauren Conrad's crafty creations, I am upset you even think I would 'steal' the idea and not credit it. Is it even a video you are referring to, or a blog post? I don't even know but the inspiration came from a picture my boyfriend showed me and I am pretty sure he doesn't watch the LC videos either! I never once said I came up with this idea but if you google crayola art you will see many many pictures, videos and tutorials on how to create this type of art. I really don't think this was Lauren's unique idea. I am upset as I am always very fair when it comes to crediting ideas and inspirations on my blog, so please do not accuse of copying and not saying so!

    Thank you.

  30. 8th October 2012 / 6:33 pm

    Yay, you did a post on it. I love it. Thanks, Milly!!

  31. 8th October 2012 / 9:57 pm

    my god, didn't think it will end up as a painting. It's so cool! Haven't seen that before, love your blog by the way <3

  32. 9th October 2012 / 12:26 pm

    Love this! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  33. 9th October 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Thats so cool!

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    xx

  34. 9th October 2012 / 7:46 pm

    absolutely brilliant, wow!
    liloo[email protected] xx

  35. 10th October 2012 / 8:26 pm

    OMG I want to try this!

  36. 11th October 2012 / 3:38 pm

    Wow love this definitely going to try it!!

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