It’s one week until Halloween. If you are looking for a fun project to do with the kids that’s a little different than the traditional pumpkin carving–then this is your answer! These Melted Crayon Pumpkins are super easy and are so cool to create.
The supplies you’ll want are:
- White or Tiger Striped Pumpkin (or an orange one could work in a pinch–you could even paint it white if you wanted)
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks
- Crayon bits (without wrappers!)
- Hair dryer
- CTMH All-Purpose Mat
Select your colors of crayons you wish to use. Figure out if you want it to be a pattern or just random. Then begin to hot glue each crayon onto the top of the pumpkin around the stem as shown. I did a pattern using traditional Halloween colors (orange, yellow, white, black and purple.) Initially, I thought about doing candy corn colors–that could be a lot of fun, too!
With your hair dryer on low setting, begin to heat up the crayons. The high setting works super well, but tends to splatter a great deal more! But if you’re using CTMH’s All-Purpose Mat beneath your pumpkin, you have nothing to worry about as all the wax pops right off!
As you continue to heat up the crayons, they begin to drizzle down the sides of the pumpkin.
As it really warms up and the crayons are all melting nicely, you’ll find the melted wax will also begin to pool around the stem of the pumpkin, too.
It gives it a nice finished touch.
As you can see, it’s a relatively easy process. The only thing to keep in mind is helping the little ones with the hot glue gun and making sure they don’t get burned with the hair dryer as it heats up. The process will take a little longer with the low setting. Maybe 20 minutes? Somewhere about that amount of time. Again, you could do the high setting to really speed things up.
But doing it on the low setting also gives you a little more control over the dripping process. With the high setting, it’s likely that some of the colors will mix together creating less defined colors. But I have no doubt that that would still look very cool!
Give it a try and leave a comment telling us how it goes.