For this project, I decided to use 100 crayons. I chose to work with crayons because crayons are a really well known item that I could make into something completely different and unique. Also, I really like how colorful crayons are so that would give my project a vibrant look. Crayons were a big part of my childhood so when I had the option to work with them again I was thrilled.
I used hot glue, crayons and an exacto knife to create my sculpture. First I would choose a crayon, cut it with an exacto knife, and use hot glue and add it to my sculpture. The more crayons I added to my piece, the less stable it would become. It was fairly difficult to glue the crayons onto the sculpture because the hot glue would melt the wax on the bottoms of the crayon. If I were to recreate this project, I would use some sort of a super glue so the crayon wax wouldn’t melt. That would mean I could add more crayons to my project without it becoming less stable.
This project could have improved by having neater hot glue. What I mean by that is there are a lot of places where hot glue is visible. To make this project neater I would have been more careful on how much glue I used for each crayon. Overall, I think that I really created an interesting piece using crayons. This project shows that ordinary items can be manipulated in a way that has never been seen before.