Melted Crayon Pumpkins

This Halloween project was inspired by another project I was working on for a party.  I was making a crayon drip canvas for a crayon themed party and while my sister was over helping me she told me about the crayon pumpkins she had seen on Pinterest (which I later found was done by The Swell Life.)  She suggested we make our own version using all the black, white and gray crayons we had left over from the other project.

What You Need:
- Pumpkins (real or fake)
- Crayons (Crayola crayons work best)
- Hair Dryer or Heat Tool
- Newspaper

Break the crayons in half and place around the stem of the pumpkin.

Use your heat tool or hair dryer to melt the crayons.

As they begin to melt tilt the pumpkin forward slightly to help the wax drip down over the sides.

We used a combination of the gray, white and black crayons and just the black.  I like how it turned out using just the black best.  We also found that since we used real pumpkins and they aren’t perfectly smooth that some of the melted drips pulled up from the pumpkin (which looked really cool) but you had to be gentle with it so they didn’t break off.

This was a fun little project and I like how our creepy melted crayon pumpkins turned out.  What is your favorite method for pumpkin decorating?

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.


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  1. Wow! I think I'm going to try this over a carved pumpkin to make it took extra wicked. Thanks for the how-to blog!

  2. I am charmed with it, I am going to do Halloween's holiday and have pumpkin to adorn them, am going to try

  3. I love your color choice on the orange. Super spooky! Thanks for leaving me a comment. I appreciate it :)

  4. I did this project with my 2nd Grade Brownie Troop and the girls absolutely loved it! We found that a heat gun worked the best as the blow dryer was blowing the crayons off the pumpkins. So much fun! Thank you for sharing! :)

  5. Love it – pinned it and posted it on facebook!

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