The first step, and quite possibly most time consuming, is to peel the paper from the crayons. Now, I did read somewhere online that you could drop the crayons in boiling water and the paper would come right off, but with 3 little girls here we decided they could peel crayons!
Once you have the crayons peeled, it's time to line them up across your canvas. Madi had the awesome idea of lining them up in a wave pattern. I love it! When I saw the original Pinterest pin I really liked it, but didn't like the leftover crayons all lined up across the top...the wave pattern solves that! Looks VERY cool.
...word of caution...put newspapers down! I am SO glad I thought ahead and did this instead of my normal "oh, I'll be careful" attitude that would've landed me in a HUGE mess!
~Katrina's rainbow canvas~
~note the newspapers~
The 4 canvases turned out really cool. I think this might've been the first of many craft projects these gals will get together for. It was fun!
~Close up of Caroline's canvas~
Avery's canvas, which she cannot wait to hang on her wall, by her bed, so that she can "See it a lot".
ETA: After the canvas sat on the dining room table a few days, we noticed that some of the thicker "drips" were breaking off. We decided to take the heat gun to the canvas again to "thin out" some of the thick drips. There is now less white space on the canvas, but I do not worry about the "art" popping off. Avery is still happy with it and now it's time to put it on the wall.