Wax Crayon Drawing

Here at Cork and Canvas, we’re always looking for new ways to be creative and share this passion with our audience.

With all the uncertainty in the world right now we wanted to create a series of at-home art projects you could do with materials you may have lying around the house.

This week we’re creating a melted wax crayon drawing!

What you’ll need:

  • A pack of wax crayons
  • Hairdryer
  • Pencil and Black Marker
  • A canvas or cardboard or sheet of craft paper
  • Hot glue gun (exercise caution and under 18’s should be supervised at all time) – You can use regular glue if you allow it to dry

So let’s get started:

You can see the full video here but we’ll pop all the steps down below also:

Step 1:
You’ll want to grab your crayons and your hot glue gun (or regular glue). One by one start to stick down your crayons in the order and location you prefer. Again if you’re using a hot glue gun please exercise caution.


Step 2:
Allow your glue to set for 5-10 minutes for the hot glue, regular glue may require longer. Once dry, we can start to melt the wax crayons. Place down some paper or old newspaper to protect the surface you are working on. Now, place your canvas in the orientation in which you wish the wax to drip. Being very careful, grab the hairdryer and begin to apply the hot air at the top of the crayons. The wax will start to melt and drip down.


Step 3:
Once the wax has cooled and set we can start to draw in our design. For this project, we’re drawing a paintbrush. You can use a pencil outline the rough shape to make sure you are happy with it, then when you are, go in with your marker pen to finalise.


Step 4:
To add some final touches, you can take any spare wax crayons, hold them at the end and use the hairdryer to add some little drops across your masterpiece.


Once your masterpiece is dry, hang it up, frame it and display it! We’ll be posting these fun at home arts ideas every week so be sure to follow our social media accounts to find out when we post our next one.

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