What I'm not completely ready with is my classroom decor. Completely inspired by all your beautiful classroom pictures I've seen posted lately, I decided that this was one area I could definitely work on. I've got a good start - I know my colours, my bulletin board paper, borders, and letters have all been delivered, I received my first Vista print order ... but I still needed that extra something to "raise the bar".
While I was fishing with the family yesterday, I had a brainstorm - I'd do a post each day this week on a pinterest-inspired craft I had completed. It's win-win ... it will force me to complete some of those ridiculously cute crafts I've pinned, and it will give me something to blog about this week. (I'm running out of ideas ... my camera and I have to get back to school). So, after we returned home from our fun fishing trip (my middle daughter is the only one who caught a fish ... make that two fish), I took a quick trip to Walmart for some more supplies.
I had pinned this melted crayon art that I had seen floating around the blog world. This print is from Etsy, but I got the idea and the instructions from The Techy Teacher.
I bought a 16 x 20 canvas and a box of 96 crayons (I took out the white, black, grey, and all the browns). Glue gun your crayons to the top of the canvas. I left all the crayon names facing out (I LOVE some of the crayon names ... seriously, they just make me happy). Then, I set to work with the hair dryer. I kept the dryer on low, and aimed it at the middle of each crayon (so the melted wax wouldn't splatter as much). I have to admit, it did take a while to get the effect I was looking for ... probably about an hour - but I AM LOVING the end result! This will look great sitting on the top of one of my bookshelves in the classroom. Voila!