You’re a parent, right? Is it fall? If your answers are “YES”, you should have everything you need for this easy melted crayon pumpkin craft at home already. And the kids will LOVE doing this craft. It’s messy, and colorful, and involves pumpkins & crayons so that checks a bunch of pre-requisites off their list. *This post contains affiliate links. Please read our full disclosure policy HERE.*
Here’s a little video tutorial on how to make this melted crayon pumpkin craft. The details on supplies, etc are below.
Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft Supplies:
pumpkin (real or artificial)
Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft Tutorial:
1.) Remove labels from crayons
Get out that big container of gnarly old crayons. The ones you’ve collected over the years from birthday party goodie bags, those brunches at Cracker Barrel, the leftovers that come home at the end of the school year…this is a good way to clean out your crayon stash. The best crayons to pick for this craft are the primary colors, and the banged up, broken down odds and ends at the bottom of the heap.
Pick out your choice crayons, and SOAK THEM IN (warm works best) WATER for a few minutes. This will make removing the labels much easier.
2.) Apply glue to top of pumpkin
Liberally apply glue all around the top area of your pumpkin. This is where you will set your crayon pieces.
3.) Place crayons around the crown/top of your pumpkin
We found that it was best to arrange the crayon pieces in rainbow order, but hey, your kiddo wants brown and black mixed in with a little green? Who am I to squelch creativity? Just stick em in the glue like you see in the image above. Now LET THEM DRY. Don’t attempt to move on until the glue is at least mostly dry. Otherwise, the crayons will blow right off the pumpkin when you hit them with the dryer.
4.) Fire up your blow dryer
Once the glue is dry, it’s time to melt those crayons. We used high heat. **IMPORTANT…this is a MESSY craft. It’s best to do this outside, as the crayons will splatter as they melt. If you want your dining table splatter painted though, have at it. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you 😉
It takes about 1 minute to get the crayons to start melting. Continue using the dryer on the crayons until the pumpkin achieves the look you want.
Being a lover of all things colorful, this pumpkin is perfect for our fall decor.
We hope it’s a fun little DIY pumpkin craft that you can enjoy with your brood, too!