October is finally here! So guess what that means? Pumpkin is about to dominate our coffees, doorsteps, and pies. I look forward to the month of October more than any other month. Not only do I love the flavors October brings, but I love October crafts, too! From pumpkin carving to pumpkin painting, it’s a great time for the whole family. This year I looked for a new and fresh October craft and I’m happy to report it’s an activity the whole family will enjoy! Here’s the 101 on how to get started on your melted crayon pumpkins.
- Trash bags or newspapers
- White Paint
- Hot Glue
- Hair Dryer
Step 1: Pick out a pumpkin. You can use any size pumpkin you like, but make sure the top around the stem is flat enough for crayons to lay on.
Step 2: Set up a craft zone using trash bags or newspapers to avoid getting crayon wax everywhere.
Step 3: Paint the pumpkin white or a solid color of your choice. This helps the wax stand out on the pumpkin. It may take a few coats to completely cover. Let the pumpkin completely dry until moving forward to the next step.
Step 4: Break the desired crayon colors in half and hot glue them in a circle around the stem of the pumpkin. If you have boxes of your child’s old broken crayons, this is a great way to get rid of them! If you are doing this craft with little ones, you may need to handle the hot glue gun.
Step 5: Using the hair dryer, heat the crayons until they start to melt down the pumpkin. Continue to do this until the wax has completely melted.
Step 6: Let the wax dry on your pumpkin.
This craft is not only super easy, is SO much fun! Your kiddos will, of course, love the mess and being able to decorate with tons of different colors. What’s your favorite October craft? Leave your comments below!