8/12/13

Crayon Scribble Pumpkin Craft Tutorial


I'm really excited to share my first pumpkin of the season today here on the Swell Life blog!  As you know pumpkins are my favorite thing EVER to craft, so I've been having lots of fun dreaming up ways to make a pumpkin POP for Halloween.  Last year, I had my crayon drip art pumpkin go viral, so I decided to revisit the use of crayons and this one doesn't require anything other than a pack of crayons and a good ol' pumpkin!

Yep, I said it, it only takes 2 things to get this awesomely colorful pumpkin that both you and your kids will love making together.  All I did was scribble in random colors on a store bought pumpkin as you see below...


That's it. No messy or sharp tools for the kids and they get to leave their own creative mark!  A couple things to note:

1. I tested this both on a foam and real pumpkin. It works great on both! Of course, brighter color crayons will produce better results.

2. Play around with patterns and scribbles for your own design.  You may decide just to do an initial or something Halloween-y like a bat or skull.  The possibilities are endless.

3. I recommend doing this on a white pumpkin, though you can try darker colors like black and purple on an orange pumpkin.  The white just takes so well to the color!


Here's a couple more views. As you can see, it was hard to get in around the top of the stem, but, it really doesn't affect the overall look if it were to sit on your porch or on display in your house!


I would love it if you stay a while and check out some of my other fun pumpkin designs. I have over 30 fun tutorials to get inspired by.


Until next time Swellions!
Alexa
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3 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

You might try hitting it with a blow dryer for a few seconds. Not enough to make things run but it might give it a nice and shiney finish... :)

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Ooooh I wanna make a honey boo boo pumpkin! LOL Now I need to go buy some white pumpkins....

Meredith Magee Donnelly said...

I love this! Sharing on my Facebook Page- Homegrown Friends.

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