Are you doing Pinterest? If not, you should. It’s great.
I held off for a while thinking I didn’t need one more thing to keep up with but I’ve just decided to not let it stress me out. If I don’t get on it for a week, no biggie. If I don’t follow everyone who follows me or repin frequently, no biggie. Really, I’m just using it as a great way to compile cool stuff I find on the internet in one place…if nothing else, it’s a great way to keep track of recipes!
I saw this “crayon thing” on Pinterest a few weeks ago. I think it’s kind of all over the place so I’m sure you’ve all seen it before. Anyway, I decided it would be a fun little craft for me to do with Sam.
Plus, lining up crayons or markers in rainbow order just makes me happy. Anybody else feel the same way?
I’m cheap, so we didn’t use Crayola. Since this was our first attempt and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, we went with the $3 pack of 64 Rose Art crayons.
Sam kept saying, “this is the best thing I’ve EVER done!” I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it was pretty cool.
(What is that face?!)
So, you buy a box of crayons and line them up in rainbow order. (I didn’t use the blacks, greys or browns.)
Hot glue the crayons on a canvas.
Turn your hair dryer on hot and high. You may need to knock it down to low so you don’t end up with this type of splatter…or maybe that’s because I was pointing it straight on at the bottom of the crayons.
It worked better when I pointed the hair dryer down from the top. It’s pretty quick so it’s a great project to do with kids, who have short attention spans and may or may not be bouncing off the walls.
It’s not perfect. I could’ve used a smaller canvas or more crayons. But it sure was fun watching Sam get so excited about it! Maybe next time we’ll do a color scheme to match his and Grey’s room…