Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Craft Corner: Crayola Meltdown Art Kit + Bloomingdale's

Inspired by Crayola’s Meltdown Art Kit,  earlier this year Bloomingdale’s commissioned top designers including Clover Canyon, Cynthia Rowley, Nanette Lepore, Parker, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, and Ronny Kobo to turn their colorful looks into masterpieces using clear mannequin forms fully clad in Crayola crayons. 

From a bustier of crayon tips to crayon-interpreted lace, each intricate figure is a one-of-a-kind creation. The figures capture the playful and fun spirit of Crayola while celebrating our love of color for spring 2015. 

The Crayola Meltdown art kit encourages creativity and self-expression in children of any age. The kit includes everything you will need to complete this project.

Materials Needed
Canvas board
Crayola Crayons
Crayola Paint
Hairdryer (not included)
Recycled newspaper or drop cloth to protect work surface (not included)
Double-sided foam tape

1. Use double-sided foam tape to attach the Crayola Crayons to the canvas board
2. Prop up your canvas so that melting crayon wax drips down the canvas board
3. Gently warm the crayons with the hairdryer, 1 to 3 inches away from the crayons. The wax will slowly begin to melt and drip down the canvas. Be sure to point the hairdryer’s air flow at the canvas in a downward angle—not straight on— to avoid unwanted splatters. Be careful, melted crayon wax can be hot to the touch.
4. Continue melting the crayons until you have achieved the desired effect. Allow the wax to cool completely before handling the canvas.

                                                     And voilĂ , your project is complete!

When you have a very strong-willed 4 year old, you let him take over and make this project all his own. He wanted to hold the hairdryer by himself, so I let him. He was so proud of the finished product!

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