I love Halloween! I love the dressing up. I love the decorating. And of course we can’t forget the pumpkin picking! This year I decided to do something a little out of the box with one of our small pumpkins. We made a Crayon Drip Pumpkin!
While this pumpkin was easy to make it was certainly not quick, so be prepared to spend an hour or so to complete it.
What you need:
- A Pumpkin (real or fake)
- A Box of Crayons
- Quick Dry Glue
- Hair Dryer
- News Paper
I started with a small real pumpkin. You could also do this with a fake pumpkin, but I couldn’t find one that was a decent size and didn’t cost $20!!
Start by choosing the crayons that you want to use for your pumpkin. I tried to keep my colors bright and fun, but you could also do Autumn colors or any other color scheme you want.
Next break all of the crayons in half and start to glue them to the top of the pumpkin.
Be careful not to use too much glue so that it does not drip down your pumpkin. Also, just because it says quick dry does not mean it will be quick!! I let my glue set for about 30 minutes before I proceeded to the next step.
Once your glue has set enough that the crayons stay mostly in place its time for the fun part. Using your blow dryer on the hottest setting start to heat up your crayons so that they start to melt and drip down the side of the pumpkin. If the ends of the crayons are off the pumpkin, like you can see in my image above, once they start to melt a little use your finger to push them down onto the pumpkin again. If do not do this you will end up with crayon spraying all over your news paper and not dripping down your pumpkin.
Play around with different angles while you are heating your crayons to manipulate the wax to drip where you want. I also found that all the colors do not melt evenly. With my crayons I found that the blues melted a lot faster and more evenly then the reds and greens.