5 Easy DIY Crayon Art Project Ideas

diy crayon art ideas

Creative Crayon Art Projects and Paintings

Art can be a great way for your child to express their creativity. One of the most common tools in a kids arsenal is crayons, so we figured we’d show you some DIY crayon art ideas that really push crayons to their limit (in a good way).

These quick, easy, and affordable ideas will be so much fun for your child! They’ll be able to make their own crayon masterpiece! You’ll need to help them out a bit with some of these crayon art projects but they can still be the creative geniuses behind the art!

1. Melted Crayon Canvas Art

Melted Crayon Canvas Art

One look at this crayon art project and you’ll want to try it. Watching the colors from the crayons melt together and then feeling the texture of the art afterward… it’s all pretty exciting! You can play around with your crayon placement as well for different effects.

You’ll Need:

  • Stretched canvas
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Embossing heat gun


2. Crayon Art

crayon art project

This crayon art project uses sort of the same techniques as the drip art project above, but in a completely different way. What you end up with is vibrant ‘splashes’ of color that mix and blend on your canvas.

You’ll Need:

  • LOTS of Crayons
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat Gun {Optional}
  • Canvas
  • Exacto Knife or a sharp kitchen knife
  • Paper Plate or piece of cardboard


3. Marilyn Monroe Melted Crayon Art Tutorial

Marilyn Monroe Melted Crayon Art Tutorial

Before you scroll right past this one because it looks hard, don’t worry, it’s actually really easy! All you need to do is create a stencil and then melt your favorite colors on top of it!

You’ll Need:

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Kinkos
  • Exacto Knife
  • 1 Inch Masking Tape
  • Crayons
  • Hair Dryer
  • Rectangular Canvas
  • Large Piece of Cardboard
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Paint Brush
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Photoshop or Image Editing Tool


4. Melted Crayon Spring Bouquet

Melted Crayon Spring Bouquet

Here’s another melted crayon craft but this time with flowers as an addition! The flowers go so well with all the colors of the crayons and the melted lines even form stems for your flowers!

You’ll Need:

  • 6” x 12” Canvas
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Craft or Silk Flowers
  • Newspaper or Craft Paper
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Heat Gun


5. DIY Crayon Candles


If you want the most colorful candles ever, you need to make some of these DIY crayon candles! You can customize the color combinations however you want so let your creativity go wild!

You’ll Need:

  • Old crayons
  • Glass votives
  • Wax
• Wicks
  • Dixie cups (or any paper cup)
  • Popsicle sticks (for stirring)
  • Microwave
  • X-acto knife



I love all of these DIY crayon art projects and ideas because not only are they creative and fun, but they’re also affordable. You could even wait for some back-to-school sales on crayons if you wanted to save even more money.

Let us know which crayon art projects you decide to try! You’ve got to try at least one of the melted crayon projects, they’re so much fun!

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