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July 15, 2024

Melted Crayon Rain Craft

The rain outside is yucky! So, let’s bring the rain inside and make it pretty with this craft for kids.

You can also follow the step-by-step pictorial guide at the bottom, too.

What You’ll Need
Crayons of varying blues, grey and white
Cardstock or watercolor paper
Cotton balls
Glue stick

What You’ll Do

  1. Take the wrapper off all the crayons you are using. You can use old broken ones, too.
  2. If using new ones, break them in half after you have taken the wrapper off.
  3. Line them up in a row near the top of your watercolor paper (or any thick paper) and tape them in place. During the course of our craft, we noticed we should have used stronger tape. So, you might want to dry duct tape.
  4. Now, tape that paper to your board. Any board will do, it just needs some stability. After it’s taped on, lean it against something. We taped craft paper to the wall and leaned ours against the wall. Make sure the area you are working on is covered so you don’t make a mess.
  5. Take your hairdryer and turn it on full blast and hold it near the crayons. Be sure to point it in a downward angle to make the drippings hit the paper. It will make it look like it’s raining.
  6. Once you have enough of the melted crayon on the paper, remove the crayons.
  7. Take a few cotton balls and stretch them out to make clouds.
  8. Glue them to the area where the crayons were taped to the paper.
  9. You can write anything on this after it’s all done.


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