If you're at our office in Virginia Beach over the next few weeks, you'll see this fun fall craft project sitting by our front office window. Crafts for fall are always on my list of things to do this time of year.
I got the idea of covering a white pumpkin in melted crayons from a tutorial at The Swell Life blog. It's sure to be a hit at our office, one word of warning: it is a bit messy. So be prepared if you try it out.
You'll want to cover up good clothes, or wear clothes appropriate for messy projects. We used a brown paper bag to set up a "spray zone" on our work surface. Glue the crayons to the top of the pumpkin. This helps the crayons to stay put while you are melting them. The original tutorial recommended using Alene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, which worked well for me. Alexa at The Swell Life suggested using a "low" speed to reduce splatter, but I found that it took entirely too long, and still splattered. So, I went with high heat, high speed.
The whole project took about an hour. It could have been done in less time, but I added extra layers to get the look I wanted. Check out Alexa's Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin Tutorial here.