Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Hello stampers! Have to be honest today. With all the Halloween posts and costume advertising, I’m a bit sad that we no longer have young ones in the house! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I miss our church harvest festivals where the kids dressed up, played games, got lots of candy, and, our Children’s Pastor made sure to end the evening with a good message!

We are all kind of like pumpkins you know…tough on the outside but a bit messy inside! Today I wanted to share a fun project that is a bit messy but makes a fabulous decoration; I just might have my grand cherubs over to help me make a couple of these…isn’t it cool?

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For this project you will need:

  • White pumpkin
  • Crayons
  • Glue (like Elmer’s or school glue)
  • Hair dryer

If you can’t find a “real” white pumpkin, grab one from your local craft store. I would pick crayon colors that are bright so they will really stand out.

Take the paper off each crayon and glue your crayons to the top of the pumpkin. After they are all arranged and you’re happy with the pattern,  start heating with your hair dryer (a heat tool will also work but will take longer). It’s fun to rotate the dryer as you’re melting the crayons so they will drip in different ways, and might even splatter a bit.

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Speaking of splattering; be sure to have an old sheet or lots of newspapers under your pumpkin so you don’t end up with wax all over!

Your kids can definitely help with this…maybe include neighbor or church friends and have a contest…most colorful pumpkin wins!!

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I hope you enjoyed my melted crayon pumpkin project! Stop by tomorrow and I’ll be sharing lots of Halloween papercrafting ideas; it’s not too late to start!

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