Fill Blank Walls With Modern Crayon Art

Fake the look of stained glass using crayons and wax paper. This modern take on a traditional technique creates free-form shapes that can easily be customized to match your space perfectly.

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Materials Needed:

  • roll of wax paper
  • 2 large pieces kraft paper
  • 9 crayons in similar hues
  • iron
  • scissors
  • clear, acrylic frame
  • pencil sharpener

Group Crayons

Separate the nine crayons into three groups of three. Each group should have a similar color story. For example, we did a blue and teal group, a light blue group and a green group. We're going to melt each group of colors together, so they need to be complementary.

Prepare Wax Paper

Cut a piece of wax paper about 20" long, fold in half, then unfold. Place this on top of one piece of kraft paper.

Shave Crayons Onto Wax Paper

Peel the paper labels off the crayons. Hold the pencil sharpener over the wax paper and sharpen the crayon to create shards. Keep twisting the crayon until 1/3 of it has been turned into wax shards. Then, take the next color of crayon in the group of 3 you’re working with and shred 1/3 of it over the wax paper. Repeat with final crayon.

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