Pumpkin season is here! My family and I always decorate pumpkins for Halloween, whether that be by craving them or just simply painting them and putting some glitter on. This year I decided to try something a little different.
What You Will Need
- Pumpkin (Preferably White)
- Crayons (I picked up some cheap ones at the Dollar store and they worked great)
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Hair Dryer
DIY Pumpkin Crayon Melt
Before you start your project you have to do the most boring step. Remove all of the wrapping on the crayons. I bought a box of 36 crayons and that was more than enough. Unless you plan on doing more than one pumpkin or another crayon melt craft I wouldn’t recommend buying a bigger box.
The next step is going to be hot gluing the crayons onto your pumpkin. When you go to glue the crayons on, keep in mind the size and shape of your pumpkin. Since this was my first time trying out this craft I didn’t glue the crayons on exactly where I should have. You will want to glue your crayons at more of an angle and not all the way on the top.
Also another tip that I learned the hard way use as little hot glue as possible. Once you melt the crayons you are stuck with the hot glue and if you use a lot it leaves you with a whole bunch of bumps at the top after the crayons are completely melted.
You will also want to cover your work area with paper towels or a cloth that can get dirty. There is a chance of the crayons falling off while sticking them to your pumpkin, because the hot glue tends to melt them immediately. Just make sure that you apply pressure and hold down for a few seconds when you glue them.
For best results you will want to glue the crayons on the curve of the pumpkin angled down.
It’s okay to complete the first few steps to this craft in your house but once you get to melting your crayons you will want to go outside. The blow dryer will splatter melted wax all over the place so be prepared, it will get messy. Make sure when you are melting the crayons that you don’t just leave the pumpkin sitting. You will want to move it all around to spread the wax to get the pumpkin covered the way you want it.
Do you carve pumpkins in the fall? What is your favorite way to decorate?