We’ve had a wet and rainy spring here in the Boston area. Great for spring flowers and plants not so great when you are cooped up inside in with two six-year-olds for Convid-19 quarantine. We decided to take inspiration from the the weather and created this super-fun rain cloud art project. We referenced this melted crayon project from Jennifer and Ella over at Sugar, Spice and Glitter to get started.
What You Need
- Old broken crayons
- Cotton balls
- Hair Dryer
- Glue (we used a hot glue gun and Elmer’s glitter glue)
- Newspaper (to catch any melted crayon that threatens to get away)
What We Did
We started by selecting a bunch of broken crayons in various shades of blue and attached them to the cardstock.
We used hot glue as a quick way to keep the crayons in place.
Once you have attached the crayons, apply heat from your hair dryer to begin melting…
After some trial and error we found it easiest to lean the cardstock canvas upright and apply heat from the hair dryer so the crayons would drip downward as they began to melt.
Once your crayons have melted and dripped down the page, let them dry (it’s quick!). It should look something like this.
Next, use some glue to attach your cotton ball rain clouds.
We whipped up a serious storm… and Lydia & Zoe LOVED the final rain cloud art!
What We Thought
This was so fun and gave us a use for our many (MANY…) old, broken crayons. It’s not for the faint of heart as it takes some time, but the final art is worth the effort.