I came across this project the other day on Helping Little Hands and I thought it would be something fun that my step-daughter and I could do together. I love that she’s artsy and enjoys cool crafts.
You will need:
- Adult supervision obviously. My step-daughter is 7, and we went through the “Never do this without an adult” talk.
- Tea lights
- Crayons ( Kroger has them for $.39 right now!)
- Canvas board or canvas panels
- white eraser
So, first you need to sketch your design idea lightly in pencil on the canvas. If you mess up don’t panic, that’s why we have an eraser.
Make sure that you’ve peeled the crayons and gotten most of the paper off. Lightly melt the wax on the end of the crayon. I like to turn it in the flame so I have more control of the wax and it gives you cleaner drips on the canvas. Play around with it and you will develop your own technique.
Work slowly and turn your canvas so you aren’t dripping all over your picture. If you do drip in the wrong place, wait for the wax to cool and then scratch it up with your fingernail. It shouldn’t take much.
Have fun and make something beautiful!