I finished the melted crayon and fabric flower project. It was pretty easy and I think it turned out to be cute.
I had seen melted Crayola crayon art on Pintrest and I knew it was something I could do. Most of the ones I saw had the paper wrappers still attached. I removed the wrappers, as I used any crayons we had (my kids had at least 6 different brands and many crayons were used). I did purchase a box of Crayolas, to completely fill the bottom of the canvas. Another alteration was using acrylic paint for the background. Without the paper wrappers, I used KrazyGlue (the instructions I saw on Google called for hot glue) to attach the crayons to the canvas. I turned the canvas upside-down, propped it against a lined (leftover vinyl tablecloth) wall, and melted the crayon with my embossing tool (you can also use a hairdryer -- it just takes longer).
Originally, I had wanted it to look like a meadow against the sky. After I consulted my resident artist, I added the flowers, using Jessi's instructions at http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/fun-fabric-flowers/. The only change I made was to not iron the folded fabric, before gathering. I used a batch of scraps from my daughter and some leftover buttons. Since I wanted to use all of that scrap batch, I made quite a few and turned some of them into ornaments for our Christmas tree.