My husband called to see how our day was going. I told him the boys melted crayons. He asked, “Is that a good thing?”

Melted crayon art first took my breath away about a year ago, but Child Central Station’s adaption of the art finally pushed me to give it a go with N&M.

We peeled away the paper crayon lining.


We placed something heavy on top of the crayons and turned our hair dryers on.


We watched what happened.

The crayons started to melt. It was exciting.

The crazy combination of melting crayons and force from the hair dryer created something fascinating before our very eyes.


N & M added more colours. Art was in progress.




They asked for more paper. They continued creating.



Lesson learnt: melted crayons can be a good thing, a very beautiful good thing.

N & M: 3 y.o.

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.