We’ve all done the crayon drip on a canvas before but with fall in full swing & Halloween just around the corner, this updated version is exactly what you need to be making!
A very simple DIY that involves: one box of crayons, one pumpkin, some glue, & a blow dryer. Seriously, that’s it! Here’s how to make it:
What you’ll need:
Shop This DIY: pumpkin | knife | blow dryer (under $15!) | crayons | glue (or this)
Step 1: Wash your pumpkin with cold water & dry completely.
Step 2: Cut crayons in half & unwrap top pointed portion of the crayon.
Step 3: Glue crayons pointing outward & around the tendril (handle) of the pumpkin.
Step 4: Let glue dry completely & then apply heat. All done!
Depending on if you’re using a plastic or real pumpkin, different glues might work best. I used a real pumpkin & found halfway through that Super Glue was my best option. For a plastic option, I’ve found a hot glue gun works best.
Depending on the wax & texture of your crayon you may find it hard to get the glue to stick. Try different glues & crayons until you find the best combo for you. (My combo: real pumpkin, Super Glue, & Crayola crayons)
Line work area with paper towel or newspaper–these crayons will splatter all over your table!
When using the blow dryer I used low heat & it took about 30 seconds to 1 minute for each crayon to melt completely. Angling the blow dryer different ways lets the paint splatter all over your pumpkin!
Wooah what a fantastic idea!!! Genius!!!
Thank you so much!!! xo
Great DIY project, and how fun are those colors.
Thanks so much, Rachel!!! xo
How cute and clever! A project that’s fun for “kids” of all ages!!
Thank you so much!! Totally agree! xo
Maddy Osman says
This is so cool! Will definitely try next Halloween 🙂
Thanks so much, Maddy!!! xo
Love this idea…do they sell just fall colors in a box? If not here I come $1 store so I can be selective with my colors.
Genius, Debbie!! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out! xo
I’ve never seen anything like this before! It’s a m a z i n g idea! Looks so wonderful!!!
Ineta // http://dontdresstoimpress.blogspot.com
Thank you so much!! It’s super fun to make! xo