Pumpkin Art Activity
Are you looking for a pumpkin art activity that you can display year after year? This is so fun to make and the finished product is beautiful! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making a melted crayon pumpkin craft.
1. Gather your pumpkin and supplies
Here is what you need to complete this pumpkin art activity.
- A pumpkin: I use fake pumpkins for this activity because I save it and display it year after year. I also like to use white because the colors pop so much! You can get a variety of sizes on Amazon. Here are some links to small crafting pumpkins, large crafting pumpkins, and a variety bundle!
- Crayons: Grab some broken crayons in a variety of colors
- Hot Glue Gun: You’ll need a hot glue gun to set this pumpkin art activity up.
- Blow Dryer: You’ll need a blow dryer to actually melt the crayons
2. Setting Up Your Pumpkin Art Activity
Now you have to set it all up! It’s super simple. Peel the paper off the crayons, I enlist the kids to do this task….it speeds up the process and it’s great fine motor work.
Then use the hot glue gun to attach the crayons around the stem of the pumpkin.
Now Comes the Fun Part of the Pumpkin Art Activity!
Now you are ready to make your pumpkin art activity! Children will hold a blow dryer over the crayons and watch as they start to melt and drip the wax down the sides.
From experience, have something under the pumpkin or do this outside because you will get some wax (color) on the floor. Also, you must hold the blowdryer very close to the crayons for them to start to melt.
Children can keep going until they like the look of their pumpkin art activity! The wax dries very quickly so you can display it immediately.
This is one of Nico’s favorite fall art projects. He makes one every year! If you do make this I’d love to see pictures. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @Mrsvschickadees
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Do you need fun, hands-on activities to engage your little learners this fall?