Crayon Canvas Art



  • Canvas
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Printout of whatever picture you want
  • Crayons
  • Heat tool or blow dryer
  • Plastic or something to keep the area from getting messy

First gather your materials. Select an image that you would like to use for a silhouette. Print it out, then cut it out carefully in order to save the paper outside the image because that is what you will be using.


So the pictures themselves can be tossed out.


Lay the outline flat ( you can tape it down if that helps) and paint.


Once painted they should look like this. Let them dry.


Cover your image, you can use lightly sticky tape, a cup, or plate. Pretty much anything that will let you get close to the image but not allowing any crayon to drip on it.

Now pick the color(s) you would like and use the blow dryer to melt the crayon on the canvas. This does take a few moments to get started and it can get a little messy.

If you are ding this with a child make sure they keep their fingers away from the front of the blow dryer as it can be hot. I made me son hold it at the tip above the heat.



Repeat that until you are satisfied with the amount of color. You can use the blow dryer to smooth out the crayon by placing it close to the canvas and letting the colors run together.

This is Wyatt’s Darth Vader picture.


Echo’s Little Mermaid Picture.


We had fun melting the crayons all over the place. Thanks for reading. Please feel free to shave this post and comment your thought below.





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  • Emma
    December 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    How fun! I’d love to try it with a Harry Potter wand-type thing!

    • Ashley Brown
      December 19, 2015 at 4:58 PM

      That would be a great idea.

  • Tess
    January 16, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    These are all really fun takes on the traditional melted crayon art 🙂

    • Ashley Brown
      January 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      Thank you!

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