melted crayon pumpkin

I’ve seen this idea for decorating pumpkins all over Pinterest this fall. It reminds me of the melted crayon art on canvas…my girls and I experimented with that project a few summers ago. It turned out great, and the canvases are still on display in their bedrooms. So I thought we should try the same effect on a white pumpkin.

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

Besides the white pumpkin, we also needed a box of crayons and tacky glue.

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

We started by taking the paper wrapping off the crayons. Then we cut the crayons in half with a butter knife.

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

Next we glued each crayon to the top of the pumpkin using the tacky glue.

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

We allowed the glue to dry. Then it was time for the fun part…melting the crayons!  Spread out an old sheet and place the pumpkin on the center of it. Begin the melting by aiming a hairdryer at each section of crayons. Be careful…the hot wax may splatter.

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

Depending on the strength of your hairdryer, it may take some time for the crayons to begin melting. Just continue aiming the hot air on the crayons.

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

Our pumpkin didn’t quite turn out like the pictures on Pinterest…not enough melted crayon dripping down the sides.  It was still fun decorating it, though!

melted crayon pumpkin | polka dots and picket fences

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