Make fun melted crayon pumpkins, but give them an unexpected twist! This Halloween craft is perfect for kids and adults. Make fall decorations that wow!
Melted Crayon Pumpkins
Do you have a bunch of broken crayons at home? Have you seen all of the fun melted crayon pumpkins out there? Well, this one is a little different.
A slight twist to change it up and create a really neat effect. You also end up with a second decoration so it is a win-win! I hope you like my melted crayon pumpkins with a twist!
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What you need for crayon drip painting:
In order to get your second decoration, you need to use mini pumpkins. However, you can do this melted crayon project on a larger pumpkin too!
- Mini Pumpkins.
- Empty Jars. Washed with the labels removed.
- Crayons. With the wrappers taken off.
- Hot Glue Gun and Sticks.
- Some sort of surface protector. Old tablecloth or scrap paper.
- Hair Blow Dryer.
How to melt crayons on pumpkins
Start by placing your jar in the center of your drop cloth or scrap paper. Then place your mini pumpkin upside down with the stem inside the jar.
Hot glue pieces of crayon to the bottom of your pumpkin. Once the glue is dry heat up the crayons using your hair blow dryer.
It takes a little while for them to begin to melt, but once they do it is so much fun to watch!
You can blow the drips in different directions to achieve the look you want.
As the crayons melt they will drip off the outer edge of the pumpkin and land on the outside of your jar creating a really fun candle holder!
We melted a couple crayons then decided to add a few more! Once you like the look of your pumpkin you can remove the extra crayon (if there is any) while it is still warm.
Allow your pumpkins to dry before removing them from your jar. If you want more drips on your jar just add a second pumpkin and start melting!
Watch the quick video below to see the whole process in under 2 minutes!
This is such a fun project to do with the kids and the end effect is so much fun!
***Side Note. I was able to burn a whole tea light completely without the wax dripping from the jars, however, place something on top of nice surfaces just in case***
If you get a big bag of mini pumpkins, check out these other fun fall decorating ideas from Parenting From The Heart Blog.
Tips a large crayon melting project:
For these pumpkins, I used fake pumpkins that I found at Micheals, but you could easily do this with real pumpkins. Since they are a little larger add a few pieces of tape to your jar to hold in place.
The rest is the same! I did find out while doing these larger pumpkins that certain crayons melt better than others… You will also use quite a few more crayons.
These turned out great!
And we can use them to decorate year after year!
We had a lot of fun making these melted crayon pumpkins… our little twist makes them extra spooky.