Friday, March 30, 2012

crayon art

crayon art

This past Sunday we created a crayon masterpiece. When I saw the idea on Pinterest, I about squealed. It was simple and colorful. We already had a canvas, so all I had to purchase were crayons. The idea was to do a little ROY G BIV action (by the way, Joshua says he hopes to one day have a friend named Roy G Biv), but if you buy a box of 64 crayons and try to use only the colors of the rainbow on a 16X20 canvas, you're left with a little space. Emma G did all of the color placement so she added a little black, gray, and other non-rainbow colors to fill in the space. Doesn't it look great?

box of crayons

arranging crayons

I did the hot gluing with a little help from the little lady. Both Joshua and Emma operated the hair dryer. Before we started, Joshua's question was, "How long is this going to take?" Spoken like a child with a short attention span. Thankfully, it didn't take long for that hair dryer to work it's magic. By the sounds of my kids, it was like magic in front of their eyes. They thought it was so cool!

melted crayon

When Emma G requested it be hung in her room, I thought nothing of it and said yes. We hung it above her desk to provide some creative inspiration for her. Joshua wasn't too happy about that, so I imagine we'll be creating another one of these in the near future.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Albert Einstein

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  Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

9 comments :

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

So fun, beautiful, simple! I saw this on Pinterest, too... so fun to see your results, and how cool the kids thought it was to do. Maybe I can do it someday with my grandkids!

Sadee Schilling said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is sooo beautiful! Thanks for posting this; I've got to try it!!! :)

{amy} said...

Cody made one of these in art club at school, but I haven't seen it yet! I think he'll bring it home next week! If Joshua arranges his in a different order, please show us pics! :)

Margo said...

How fun!! Great idea huh?

MaryAnne said...

Very cool!!! I want to do this with my kids, sometime. Once they don't think the hair dryer is "too loud"!

Cindy said...

I hadn't seen this on pinterest, but I love it, and definitely will try it with the Coop art group!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

That is so cool!! A friend named Roy G Biv... too funny! :)

Them Pates said...

so fun! I think I am going to try and do this with the kids we mentor and let them arrange the colors how they like best :) yours turned out great!!

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Beautiful result! Looking forward to seeing Joshua's too.

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