How to Make a Melted Crayon Frame

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August 13, 2018

Crayon Frame - crayon frame decorated with flowers and a butterfly designFrames can be made from anything. Resourcefulness and creativity is the key. This time I'm going to make one from melted crayons. If you wish to try this just be careful with the flames.



  • old crayons
  • picture
  • candle and matches/lighter
  • scissors
  • wax paper
  • glitters (optional)
  • marker
  • stick
  • old spoon
Crayon Frame - supplies


  1. Draw a desired pattern or shape for the photo frame on the waxed paper.
  2. Crayon Frame - draw frame pattern on wax paper
  3. Cut crayons into small pieces.
  4. Crayon Frame - cut crayons into small pieces
  5. Put one piece of crayon into the spoon and place above a lit candle.
  6. Crayon Frame - put a piece of crayon into the spoon bowl and hold over the candle
  7. Let crayon melt.
  8. Crayon Frame - allow it to melt

  9. Pour it over the pattern. Don't worry if it doesn't follow the shape. You can just cut it out later.
  10. Crayon Frame - pour onto the frame shape
  11. Pour more crayon melts for a thicker layer. Then sprinkle with glitters while the layers have not yet fully set.
  12. Crayon Frame - add more melted crayon and then glitter
  13. Cut the frame out based on your pattern. Flip the paper and you'll still see the drawing at the back.
  14. Crayon Frame - flip paper and cut out frame
  15. Melt other colors for creating the design.
  16. Crayon Frame - melt other colors to make the design

  17. Stick photo on from the back.
  18. Crayon Frame - stick the photo on from the back
  19. Cover back portion with melted crayon (the same color as the base frame).
  20. Crayon Frame - cover the back with melted crayon in the same color as the front
  21. When everything is set, simply prick the back with a stick in a slant position. This will serve as the frame stand. Or try to find anything that looks better than a stick.
  22. Crayon Frame - a pointed stick can be used to prop the frame from behind
  23. Now you can display your crayon frame.
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August 19, 20180 found this helpful

Fun use for crayons

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

SOOOOO dangerous. Paraffin in crayons can catch on fire quickly

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August 23, 20180 found this helpful

that's why we have to be more cautious in doing the project.. we were taught to make crayon melting art since 3rd grade and so far i have never heard of other children getting hurt from doing this using the candle light method..


some try to melt them in a bowl over a hot boiling water so it looks neater.

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