Here's how I made it:
- Purchase a Foam Craft Pumpkin of your choice at your local craft store - I selected a small white pumpkin from Michael's.
- Gather crayons - I used reds and oranges - unwrap the crayons and break into approximately 1" long pieces.
- Place your pumpkin on a base of newspaper or an old catalog. NOTE: I use mail order catalogs for these types of messy projects and they make great paint palettes as well - just start in the center and peel off the pages as you use them!
- Glue the pieces around the stem of the pumpkin with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue from iLoveToCreate - I love this glue and use it for everything!
- Most online tutorials used a hair dryer, but I used my Inkssentials Heat It Craft Tool from Ranger. Once the crayons began to melt I used a pair of craft tweezers to rotate and move the melting pieces of crayon around the top of the pumpkin to get complete coverage.
- I let the first coat of red crayon dry and then repeated the process with orange crayon.
- Make sure that you don't hold the Heat It Craft Tool too close to the pumpkin or all of the colored crayon wax will melt away and form a puddle at the base of your pumpkin. When this happened to my project, I peeled the extra crayon off the bottom of the pumpkin and re-melted it around the top.
I love how this turned out, so I'm going to try it out with the kiddos tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth