So, just what is batik, you ask?  It’s a wax resist method of dying fabrics that is popular in many parts of Asia;  in Indonesia, the process even predates written records.  Crazy, huh?  Anyway, Suzy from Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom started out with plain white cotton and ended up with thise gorgeous batik fabric decorated using crayons and black fabric dye that she used to make a pair of pillows.   Since you melt the crayons for this project, it’s perfect for using up all of those little nubs at the bottom of the crayon collection!  Once you’ve finished your fabric, you can use it to make just about anything.  [how to make crayon batik fabric]

Project estimate:

  • Fabric, on hand or $1 and up
  • Crayons, on hand
  • Fabric dye, about $2 and up
  • Muffin tin, on hand
  • Aluminum foil, on hand
  • Newspaper. on hand
  • Iron, on hand

Total:  $2 and up