We tested the blow dryer on the shaving covered canvas on the floor, so Aidan could hold the dryer at a more comfortable height, hoping it wouldn't blow too many shavings away. Even on the lowest setting, the dryer blew colors across the floor. It was funny to watch, but not the result we wanted. We tried covering it with foil, leaving space above the surface so the shavings wouldn't stick to the foil. The dryer blew the foil closer to the surface anyway, melting the shavings a little, but sticking to the foil instead. We picked off what we could and sprinkled it back on the canvas.
I set the oven to the lowest temperature it would let me, 170 degrees, fashioned a tray out of foil, and popped it in the oven for five minutes.
Finally! Success! As Aidan inspected the melted colors, he told me he saw a tornado in the picture. I have more canvases stashed away, I bought a pack of them on sale. Aidan hopes to do more melted crayon shavings with them because melting stuff is just too cool!
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