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


From: Theresa Parker (tlparker77_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 08 2006 - 16:30:07 PDT

Just thought I'd share a small discovery which may be obvious to most, but
wasn't to me. If you have a bunch of crayons that you need to peel the
paper off of for rubbings or for putting into some other project, just put
them in a big container and run warm water over them. I have soaked them
overnight and the papers just slide right off. Then lay them out to dry
because water doesn't mix well with the projects you'll use them in.

Theresa Parker
Gig Harbor, WA

>From: "bkramer(POP)" <>
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>Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] Old crayons melted in glue gun...from
>Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 13:13:05 -0700
>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
> > peeled crayons in it instead of glue. It is time consuming because
> > 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
> > but it was neat. I used a small piece of matboard because the local
> > 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
> > several glue guns with different colors for each and let the kids move
> > 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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