Create a colorful canvas in this melted crayon picture frame craft! This is a fun STEAM craft for kids to make as a gift or to decorate their rooms!
Melted rocks and melted crayons!
When a rock heats up to temperatures close to 1832 F, it turns into a liquid lava! You won’t need to use temperatures quite that hot to explore changing a solid into a liquid. In this craft, you’ll melt crayons to make a cool picture frame.
Caution: Adult supervision is advised. The crayon wax and blow drier can get hot. Do not touch the wax until it has cooled.
How to Set Up Melted Crayon Picture Frame Craft
- Tape a picture to your canvas with painter’s tape.
- Break the crayons in half and glue them all around the picture in a rainbow.
- Remove the picture.
- Hold the canvas upright over newspaper to catch the wax as it drips down.
- Plug in a blow drier and turn it on to medium/high setting. Point it directly at the crayon wrappers in the middle. Be sure to keep tilting the canvas so the melted wax flows away from where the picture will be.
- Once you melted all the crayons, set it aside to dry.
- Once dry, replace the picture using glue.
- Hang it up and enjoy, or gift it to a friend.
Observe how long it takes to melt each color. Does one color melt faster or slower than the others?
Just like when rocks change from solid to liquid, melting crayons from solid to liquid is a reversible change. Nothing new is made and the melted crayons are still crayons!