This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV4hfmODq94) mentions the following methods to melt crayons:

  1. Putting the crayons into the hot glue gun.
  2. Using a hair dryer and point to the crayons.
  3. Using a lighted candle and point to the crayons.

So, I was wondering if the following method can be a fourth method to melt crayons?

  • By using the tip of a hot glue gun to slowly melt a crayon.

Will that cause any damages to the hot glue gun?
And are there any precautions that I need to take note of?

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It will work, as high temperatures melt the crayons, regardless of the device you use, but in all cases I'd suggest doing it in a well-ventilated room or outside, as the fumes are a little toxic.

Also note that holding the crayon in one hand while doing so is asking for trouble: wear a glove, or attach the crayon sturdily to something.

I'm sure crayons won't damage the glue gun more extremely than the glues it is used for (I mean, the tip of the hot glue gun is made to withstand damage).

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