Jul 26, 2011

DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art

Artist and designer Jessica Kerbawy creates these amazing rainbow wall art pieces by gluing a spectrum of crayons on foam core, and then strategically melting them with a heat gun. The paper wrappers are left atop, with the remains of the colored wax dripping down.

Though it may look like something you've seen before, I find these to be pretty clever and unique, and an update on the playing with melted wax and rainbow techniques.

Jessica's prices are actually incredibly reasonable, between $25 and $75 depending on the size. But, it's also something you could try yourself, especially now that it's back-to-school season, and large boxes of crayons will be on sale.

Check them out at JKCreative's Etsy Shop

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Cara on Aug 13, 2012:

This reminds me of when my crayons melted in the southern California sun.  I was six and I knew then it was magic!

Lily on Oct 26, 2011:

So cute! I've seen this technique on Etsy and some other places and liked it. Thanks for the tips!

Tattoo artist designer on Oct 11, 2011:

Really colorfull idea! Thank you for showing!!

Natalie on Oct 10, 2011:

Where is the instructions or link to instructions? I cannot find it anywhere and I would love to try this!

Kels on Sep 09, 2011:

My three-year-old helped me make one.  Making 4 more and then their toy room in the new house is decorated!!!  Brilliant!  Any more ideas similar to this?!?

Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011:

As far as any sort of toxic chemicals released.... Just make sure to do this outside, and try not to breathe the air directly around the crayons.  And I agree. We def put a lot more toxins into the air that a lot of people are OK with.  Exhaust for your car, cigarettes, Tephlon cookware, Aerosol.  I for one am not worried about a few melting crayons.

Katie on Aug 07, 2011:

I tried this on my own and it worked out so well!  This is so unique and I have gotten a lot of compliments on it from friends and family.  It doesn't look as great as this one but I really did enjoy making it.  Thanks so much for the awesome idea!!!

factoryalliance.com on Aug 04, 2011:

This is an interesting idea.

Anonymous on Aug 04, 2011:

As do factories, pesticides, cigarette smoke, and the car that you probably drive every day...

newmie on Aug 04, 2011:

Burning/ melting crayons releases a toxic chemical in the air.

Teri on Aug 03, 2011:

I seriously have to try this, too cool not to!

Claire @ keepsmeoutofmischief on Aug 03, 2011:

That's such a good idea! 

Reagaaaannn ;D on Aug 02, 2011:

so cute <3