The first step was to pick out our colors. HeyMatthew and I actually split the box completely in half with our choices. No fighting over colors in this house.
The next step is the easiest and the harderst. Peel those crayons and get to blow drying. I kept burning my finger with the direct finger to crayon to heat action so I eventually started stabbing the crayons with a fork and then heating them up that way. There is definitely a method to doing all of this properly and 4 burned fingers later I'd be happy to give you tips if you want them.
HeyMatthew came up with his own method and kept his canvas vertical while melting his crayons. If you want the watercolor smeary look then keep yours flat but if you want the drippy look then this is the way to do it. Also, rotating the canvas every now and then helps keep the drippy things interesting!
Here is the finished product. Aren't they a-ma-zing!?!? Don't you think HeyMatthew's (the one on the right) looks like a rooster? I think he named his "Chicken Dinner" or something crazy like that. This project took a little over two hours to finish and only cost us about $35 dollars with a 50% off coupon (for the canvas) from Michaels. I read online that the girl who makes the solid crayon drip paintings sells hers for like $250 so when you think about that, ours are totally worth $35. Make your own and let me see them!! Hope everyone had a great weekend! UPDATE FROM JULY 2013- I didn't seal mine but if you try it and find a way to seal yours, please let me know! I get a lot of questions about how to do it and I'd love to be able to share tips from someone else. Thanks!