This melted crayon pumpkin tutorial is a really fun and unique halloween activity and is much less messy than traditional pumpkin carving. All you will need is a pack of crayons, a hot glue gun and a hair dryer - oh and a white pumpkin! The best thing is that the melted crayon art that you produce is different every time!
Every year we love decorating pumpkins. Fall decor is dotted around the house, from a mini pumpkin here to a faux pumpkin there! But let's be honest, carving out a real pumpkin is messy and time consuming. Here is an idea for a no-carve rainbow pumpkin that looks bright and fun and is a bit different this Halloween.
- The first thing to do is to make sure that the work area you are crafting in is well covered with protective paper / tablecloth or clean garbage bags and you are wearing an apron as the melted wax from the melted crayons can splatter! Keep little ones a safe distance away too as the hairdryer, glue gun and hot crayon wax are all hazards and you wouldn't want an injury ruining what would otherwise be a fun experience.
- Glue the crayons to the top of the pumpkin - this is harder than it looks, it takes patience and balance! You need to use a tacky glue to hold the crayons in place while they melt - hot glue is perfect. Larger pumpkins will require more crayons. I glued different colours around the top to give a rainbow end result, but you could use whichever different colors you like.
- Hold a hairdryer set at a high heat over the crayons to melt them over the pumpkin. Be warned - the wax melt will splatter! A top tip is to bend the crayons down as they start to melt so the wax drips down the pumpkin. I think you would be better using thinner crayons than I did here too as they would melt quicker. You could also glue smaller crayon pieces on the pumpkin if you like which is a great way to use leftover broken and old crayons. If you don't want to have so much splatter you could try melting the crayons with a heat gun.
These awesome melted crayon pumpkins look fabulous and the craft is quite easy to do and the children loved it - it was so much fun! They loved watching the rainbow colours drip down the pumpkin and it is a great opportunity to talk to younger children about colour recognition.
We made a video tutorial showing exactly how we made this rainbow pumpkin and it is on my YouTube channel - take a look at it below...
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