popping paint filled balloons on a canvas . put paint tape to cover the place to stencil, put paint filled balloons around canvas, pop with darts (slingshots?), let dry, use stencil to add silhouette - love it! Or do the crayon melting thing!
Elmer's Glue on Canvas, then paint the whole thing. I have totally done this, but with a hot glue gun. Elmer's Glue seems to be a better idea since hot glue leaves behind strings and is harder to work with.