Every halloween we like to try something different in the pumpkin decorating realm. We have been wanting to try the melted crayon art on a canvas for a while now and just haven't gotten around to it, so we finally decided to give it a try using a different kind of canvas: a pumpkin. The kids chose a white pumpkin for the best color "pop" and went with small so they didn't have to use too many crayons.
What You Need
butcher paper, paper bags or trash bags
What to Do
Start by unwrapping and breaking crayons (Beans' favorite thing to do with crayons anyway)
Then, using tacky glue, glue the crayon pieces all around the stem of the pumpkin. We had to keep an eye on the crayons for a bit because of the round shape of the pumpkin. But after a few minutes, they stopped slipping down and dried in place.
They took the crayon covered pumpkin to the bathroom and put it on butcher paper, hooked up the hair dryer and got to work.
The process was so much fun! And the end product is super cool as well (added bonus).
1. Make sure you use a large piece of paper or trash bag as a floor shield when you start with the hair dryer. Wax can (and will) splatter on the floor making clean up much more difficult.
2. Don't start heating the crayons until they have dried on the pumpkin. Otherwise they will slip slide down the side and not drip.
3. We used tacky glue because it dries much faster than regular white glue. You can get in at JoAnn's and on Amazon.