Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin Tutorial

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!

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Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin Tutorial

What you need:
large white pumpkin (real or faux is ok….the faux one you can use year after year)
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
– 16-20 crayons (great deals on Crayola crayons here)
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!
crayon drip large

What do you think? Will you give this rainbow pumpkin a go?

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Until next time Swellions!

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  1. says

    How pretty is this?! I mean, really lovely! Those colors are gorgeous over that white pumpkin. I love this! Thanks for sharing,Alexa. I found you from Tatertots & Jello.

  2. says

    am gonna do this too and will have to send you a link with the finished product…hopefully we get pumpkins this weekend 🙂 thanks for the tutorial-I was wondering about the crayons staying in place hheheeee….

  3. Anonymous says

    I think a scary looking orange pumpkin with jack-o-lantern cut-outs and all red hued crayons mimicking blood will be the project for me and my six year old little boy! He’ll love the gore!

  4. says

    Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featuring you in our Favorite Find Fridays post next Friday over at Whimsically Homemade. We’re using one of your pictures and are linking back to you. If that’s a problem let us know and we’ll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

  5. ErikaL says

    Absolutely love this! I wasn’t able to find a white pumpkin so I bought a beautiful orange one and was thinking of painting it, do you think that would work? Would the paint and the heat not get along? I would appreciate some input/ suggestions on this from anyone. Thanks a million! You actually made me EXCITED for Halloween and I never get excited for Halloween!

  6. Anonymous says

    I thought this was a great idea… so i decided to try it. I used a real pumpkin and also put my hair dryer on low power with high heat. The crayon wax still flew every where even though it was on low power. I think using a fake pumpkin would have been better. also i recommend that the crayons should form to the pumpkin because i think there would have been less splatter resulting in less of a mess.

  7. says

    I LOVE this! It’s fun and colorful, but still tasteful. I think it would make a fun autumn centerpiece. I just wanted to comment to let you know that it was so great that I added it as one of my 5 favorite crayon craft tutorials with a link back to your site so other people could try it. Great job!


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