I am not sure how I thought this one up and sorry, it probably does not solve any problems for you. Anyway, I have seen several versions of painting with crayons, melting them in the sun and such so I wanted to create my own version.
Remember those t-shirts that they would put on huge spinners and spin after they painted on them? I loved those when I was younger and remember even begging my mom for one. So…I thought I would try something along those lines.
Cookie sheet, covered with tin foil (saves on clean up)
Cardstock- place on cookie sheet
Old muffin tin
Cupcake liners (saves the clean up) placed in the muffin tins
Crayons, wrappers removed.
I placed a cookie sheet in the middle of a large counter area to be sure that it would not spin off. Then I melted one crayon at a time over the stove top, but this could also be done in the oven. Then using the cupcake liners which contained the melted crayon I would dump it on the cookie sheet, then hurry and spin the cookie sheet. The immediate problem was that I could not spin the cookie sheet fast enough to make the crayon spin off the paper more than a few streaks. I then tried spinning the cookie tray first and then pouring on the melted crayon so it wouldn’t create such a blob in the middle of the paper. This worked slightly better.
Another problem was the warping of the paper as the first crayon dried, so the subsequent crayons had an even more difficult time spinning off the paper from the slight cupping effect of the warped paper.
The results are not that bad, but with the paper warped, I am not sure what I am going to do with them. When I try to straighten the paper out, of course it cracks the crayon. Perhaps taping the paper to the cooking sheet would have helped?
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