DIY: Crayon melt (With pictures!)

 I love arts and crafts, however I can’t draw to save myself so I had to find something else to satisfy my urge to do something arty. So after spending a very long time on Youtube, I found some great ideas! 

Something that really caught my eye was crayon melting. So I decided to give it a go! I took photos along the way in case anyone fancies trying it too! 

First of all, I taped lots of paper together to protect my floor and wall as the hot wax goes everywhere.DSC_0829

 

 

Then I grabbed my crayons!

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I soaked them in warm water to make taking the labels off a little easier.

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Next, I broke up the crayons into smaller pieces.

 

 

 

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Then I grabbed my canvas…

 

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and my hairdryer!

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Time to get started!

I kept the hair dryer on medium heat and power but it still got pretty hot so I used a ruler to hold the crayons, otherwise they just blow off the canvas. They do stick on their own after a while.

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Starting with the second colour!

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This project can get messy!

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Really messy.. It takes some time, so be patient and keep at it! Once the wax dries, if you’re not happy with it you can just heat it up again and keep going!

This is the final result. I’m not 100% happy with it. I wish I’d used different colours, but not bad for a first attempt! 😀

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With black acrylic paint, I painted some important words on top the crayon melt once it had dried.DSC_0847

 

 

I hope you like my Crayon melt tutorial! If you try it I’d love to see a photo!

You can find me on Instagram @laura_in_china

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Tasty homemade pasta sauce

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Hey guys! I wanted to share another one of my go to recipes with you. This is my homemade pasta sauce recipe. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! :D

Ingredients

* 1 onion
* 1 bulb of garlic
* 5-7 tomatoes
* 1 red, 1 green and 1 yellow pepper (I only had green peppers today)
* Chili powder (You can use fresh chilies if you prefer)
* Paprika (Optional)
* Salt and pepper
* Chicken stock (Optional)

Method

1. Boil pasta/spaghetti until fully cooked. Do NOT drain the water away yet! It will make it go sticky. Leave it in the water until you are ready to add the sauce.
2. Chop up the onion, garlic, peppers and tomatoes.
3. Fry your garlic and onions in olive oil. Add the peppers and fry for a few minutes.
4. Add the tomatoes. They will slowly start to water down. If you don’t feel like there is enough sauce you can add water. I sometimes add just a little chicken stock for extra flavour.
5. Cook for about 15 mins then drain your pasta/spaghetti and add to the sauce.
6. Mix well then enjoy!! :D