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Re:[teacherartexchange] Old crayons melted in glue gun...from Carol


From: bkramer(POP) (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 08 2006 - 13:13:05 PDT

Hi all. I got a private response from Carol and I know some of you were
wondering along with me about the crayons in glue gun technique. Here is
what Carol shared with me. Bunki

on 5/8/06 7:33 AM, Carolyn Karn at wrote:
> Bunki, I just got a cheap mini-glue gun from the dollar store and put
> peeled crayons in it instead of glue. It is time consuming because peeling
> the crayons takes a while and you have to guess how long a piece to put in for
> the area you want to color. I just did lines and can't find my example piece,
> but it was neat. I used a small piece of matboard because the local frame
> shop will give me pieces that they cut out when doing work for customers. I
> think it would be interesting to use something to spread the crayon to get and
> encaustic effect. It would be a great technique for middle school students to
> outline patterns or skylines. If I were able to get it set up I might use
> several glue guns with different colors for each and let the kids move from
> one to the other to change colors. Getting to the end of the crayon to put in
> a different color was the hardest part of the activity. You could also use it
> for crayon batiks.
> Carol

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