We’ve spent a lot of time working on Halloween crafts around my house, and I can’t wait to share the things we’ve created. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the spookiness, the costumes, and the decorations. Today I want to display some Halloween crayon art I made.
The concept of crayon art is not new, but I’m always looking for new techniques and ideas to try out. I really like placing some stickers on a blank canvas and melting crayons over the words. I thought I would try it out using some Halloween sayings.
No, the “T” is not missing. I just ran out of black stickers and had to use white. Trick. Treat. Repeat. That’s pretty much what the season is about, right?
The most common technique I use when making crayon art is this: I hold the crayon at the top of the canvas with one hand, and use my hairdryer to melt the crayon with the other. This gets the colors streaming down the canvas really well.
Once your crayons really start to melt, you can move your hairdryer in a few different directions to help guide the color stream. This helps distribute the color in the direction you want. I decided to use green, purple, and orange to play up the Halloween theme. Once you are happy with the colors you have, allow the colors to cool and then peel off your stickers.
I did things a little bit differently with the second sign. Instead of using colors, I wanted to see what it would look like to have melted black colors over a plain white canvas. I added in a few gray crayons to add a little bit of contrast. I also changed up my technique with this sign. Instead of allowing the colors to drip down, I stood over the canvas holding the crayons and let them melt that way. This created more of a splatter effect, which I really liked.
I loved the monochromatic look of this canvas; I thought it looked very ghostly. Unfortunately, the words just would not stand out. To get the words to appear, I decided to color them in using an orange paint pen. We thought orange would look best with our other seasonal decorations.
This was a fun craft to make. I can’t wait to see how they look next to our other Halloween decorations. Stay tuned!
Let’s talk! Do you enjoy crayon art?