tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post3842558174748233918..comments2015-05-07T03:00:25.970-04:00Comments on Dilly-Dali Art: Melted Crayon Finger PaintingAleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comBlogger18125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-41089090723579408372012-05-02T22:46:06.685-04:002012-05-02T22:46:06.685-04:00Hi TinyHandBigIdeas, I haven&#39;t had any problem...Hi TinyHandBigIdeas, I haven&#39;t had any problems at all with melted crayons smelling bad.You should give it a try!Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-40598328236211515802012-05-02T22:44:38.494-04:002012-05-02T22:44:38.494-04:00Hi Di! Thanks so much for visiting, I&#39;m glad y...Hi Di! Thanks so much for visiting, I&#39;m glad you decided to try this with your daughter! I had quite a few crayon pieces in each cup and only use Crayola, they are the best crayons for melting I&#39;ve tried (and we melt crayons a lot!) I hope you give this another go, it was so fun to dip our fingers in the warm wax and draw/paint with them.Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-37217313954246145162012-05-01T07:28:59.383-04:002012-05-01T07:28:59.383-04:00I need to try this again... Maybe it was the cheap...I need to try this again... Maybe it was the cheap crayons that I used, or maybe it wasn&#39;t deep enough (need to &quot;break&quot; more crayons?), but they solidified too quickly, giving my daughter a chance to &quot;paint&quot; for only about a minute. I had to put them back in the oven three times before she was able to make enough marks on the paper to feel satisfied. What was your experience? How many crayons per muffin cup would you say you used? I put in one per cup. I definitely want to try it again, because it&#39;s such a neat idea! I remember making wax &quot;coins&quot; (covering a sucre with dripping, and then prying them off) in Ecuador as a child. There were always candles on hand, because the power went out regularly (to this day, though much more frequently back then). I never did it here, because candles are kept out of reach of children here. Hahaha!Di (not Dee)http://www.blogger.com/profile/15283062102035200586noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-14499399082513033382012-04-20T20:22:17.911-04:002012-04-20T20:22:17.911-04:00I&#39;ve hesitated to work with melted crayons bec...I&#39;ve hesitated to work with melted crayons because I was concerned they&#39;d smell bad (especially in the kitchen at work where the lunches are made). Not so bad, I take it?tinyhandsbigideashttp://tinyhandsbigideas.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-17405499820395818022012-04-19T22:07:23.151-04:002012-04-19T22:07:23.151-04:00Thanks! I hope you have fun!Thanks! I hope you have fun!Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-45738020889754657682012-04-19T22:07:00.910-04:002012-04-19T22:07:00.910-04:00Thanks for pinning Vicky, I hope your girls like i...Thanks for pinning Vicky, I hope your girls like it as much as my girls didAleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-1357116052646383682012-04-19T22:06:23.856-04:002012-04-19T22:06:23.856-04:00I hope you have fun if you try it! I remember dipp...I hope you have fun if you try it! I remember dipping my fingers into candles when I was younger also!Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-60086683408691445992012-04-19T22:05:40.060-04:002012-04-19T22:05:40.060-04:00I always loved doing that too! :)I always loved doing that too! :)Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-56341265632352440082012-04-18T21:55:45.047-04:002012-04-18T21:55:45.047-04:00I love this idea. I know I will have fun because I...I love this idea. I know I will have fun because I always loved putting my finger in melted candle wax. Thanks for sharing.Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Treehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03188770507092063326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-86801569432675403502012-04-18T21:29:24.030-04:002012-04-18T21:29:24.030-04:00So fun! I remember playing with melted candle wax ...So fun! I remember playing with melted candle wax as a child -- I can&#39;t wait to try this!Meganhttp://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-21167492658614266662012-04-18T17:27:00.857-04:002012-04-18T17:27:00.857-04:00I just adore this activity. I would have never tho...I just adore this activity. I would have never thought of doing that with the crayons, but now I can&#39;t wait to try it with my girls. Pinning this! Vicky from <a href="http://www.messforless.net" rel="nofollow">www.messforless.net</a>Vickyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11047387952497142420noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-62212970709191602302012-04-18T16:51:49.254-04:002012-04-18T16:51:49.254-04:00What a cool idea, I can&#39;t wait to try it!What a cool idea, I can&#39;t wait to try it!small + friendlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13433889745647109411noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-4266355527008930022012-04-18T09:50:46.005-04:002012-04-18T09:50:46.005-04:00If you try it just keep checking the temperature. ...If you try it just keep checking the temperature. My only concern would be that it would keep the wax too warm. It doesn&#39;t need to be really melty in order to stick to fingers.Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-66184394990730354482012-04-18T09:49:02.617-04:002012-04-18T09:49:02.617-04:00Thanks Brooke!Thanks Brooke!Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-58884027615676939582012-04-18T09:48:42.090-04:002012-04-18T09:48:42.090-04:00Thanks MaryAnn! I really wasn&#39;t sure what to c...Thanks MaryAnn! I really wasn&#39;t sure what to call it, now I know! :) Let me know if you give it a go, my girls really liked it. The great thing about the wax is that it doesn&#39;t have to be that hot to stick to fingers. I really enjoyed doing it with them as well, who doen&#39;t like sticking their fingers in wax ;)Aleaciahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05196474184976553422noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-19266352145048938482012-04-18T09:48:16.363-04:002012-04-18T09:48:16.363-04:00Love this idea. My kids always have their fingers ...Love this idea. My kids always have their fingers in the candles. I wonder if I could put the muffin tray on a heating pad to keep the wax from hardening too fast. . .sandyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13037837213410875652noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-74632499956494465842012-04-18T09:38:15.983-04:002012-04-18T09:38:15.983-04:00So cool Aleacia!So cool Aleacia!Brookehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08087496619431277604noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-47319257965153059172012-04-18T09:37:58.707-04:002012-04-18T09:37:58.707-04:00Officially, this is called &quot;encaustic&quot; p...Officially, this is called &quot;encaustic&quot; painting, with or without brushes. One thing I like about the brushes is that they remelt every time you put them back in the warm wax. I&#39;ve never done this project with fingers because I keep the muffin pan on a heat source the whole time and the wax is too warm, but I&#39;m going to try this the way you have it set up. I can&#39;t wait!!MaryAnnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06056623738651665612noreply@blogger.com