Rainbow Melted Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

I have seen the crayon melted crafts all over Pinterest for months and months now – but I have never given them a try – so when I saw this fake, black pumpkin – I thought it would be a fun activity for Lennox and I to do last weekend. It really didn’t take much time at all and we love how it came out. Here is what you need to do!



  • 12-15 Crayons, without wrappers
  • Hot Glue or Quick Dry Tacky Craft glue
  • Pumpkin (I suggest a fake one so that you can keep it for years to come)
  • Hair dryer

What to do:

STEP ONE: Gather all your materials. The longest part of this whole thing was probably taking the wrappers off the crayons. If you have an exacto knife – you can cut them off much quicker.


STEP TWO: Using a hot glue gun or fast drying tacky glue, glue on all of the crayons in the order that you wish. Due to the size of our pumpkin, we decided to break the crayons in half.


STEP THREE: Once the glue is dry, we took the pumpkin outside with an extension cord and hair dryer. If you are going to do this inside, I would recommend putting it in the bottom of a large box – as the crayons melting splatter around. You can see the grass below turned orange already! Using the hair dryer on the hottest setting, start moving it over your pumpkin – the crayons will start melting quickly.

crayon-melt-pumpkin-001STEP FOUR: Continue melting the crayons until you get the look you want. Once it is dry, you can always start melting it again or peel off the crayon piece that did not melt. Once you are happy with how it looks – let the crayons dry completely. Make sure not to put this in direct sunlight, as it will start to melt again (at least that is what happened here in Texas!)


Easy enough, right? It’s so fun and festive. I think using neon crayons or glitter crayons would look really neat too!

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13 thoughts on “Rainbow Melted Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

  1. Denise N.

    We still have some left over smaller pumpkins from Halloween sitting outside on the front and back steps. Think we should give this crayon craft a try this upcoming weekend. It’s going to be quite cold this weekend here in CT, so this would be a fun activity inside. Thanks!

  2. shelly peterson

    This turned out super cute. My daughter did a canvas print with the melted crayons, there are so many different things you can do.

  3. Anel

    That’s neat. I have seen the melted crayon project on a canvas, but never on a pumpkin’; it’s super unique. How did you get the black pumpkin?


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