I was so inspired by all the pumpkins and Halloween stuff I saw at Michaels this past week, that I decided to go ahead and get started on my Halloween crafting! With the popularity of the crazy crayon dripped canvases, I decided to do my own version using a pumpkin instead of a canvas. I think it turned out funky, abstract, oh-so-colorful, and fun. Here's how you make one of your own!
Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin Tutorial
What you need:
– large white pumpkin (real or faux is ok)
– Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
– 16-20 crayons
– Hair dryer
– Surface cover or trash bags
Before you begin: Remove all the labels from your crayons (I initially learned this the hard way, the crayon labels won't conform to the pumpkin shape). Break them in half for this project; you won't need the entire crayon to get a cool looking result.
Also set up your work area with surface covers or trash bags. It is best if you do this project outside, as not to get any wax remnants flying onto your carpeting, floor, or walls, it has a tendency to do this.
1. Glue your crayons in place with the Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Since the surface is contour, the crayons won't stay in place without some glue.
2. Place your crayons around the pumpkin. You can either choose to do this all at the same time, then wait to heat or heat as you go.
3. Apply heat on high using a hair dryer. I was impatient and did it on high. The wax from the crayons melts faster; however, it does splatter outwards and is messier this way. It takes 30-1 minute for each of the crayons to melt and drip. There's really no rhyme or reason and some of the crayons wanted to pool at the top. Just go with the flow and have fun! It's kinda an abstract craft after all.
I think the pumpkin turned out super fun and awesome. This is a great project for those who don't like carving or are wanting a unique pumpkin alternative.
I think it would also be fun to try with sparkle or neon crayons!
I love the way the top of this looks. So abstract!
What do you think? Will you give this rainbow pumpkin a go?
Until next time Swellions!
Tatortots & Jello