How to Make a Melted Crayon Pumpkin

How to make a Melted Crayon Pumpkin

I was surprised at how fantastic the Melted Crayon Pumpkin looked, but it was also pretty messy.  These tips should help you make a beautiful Halloween no carve pumpkin without ruining your table or clothes.


  • White pumpkin
  • Crayons
  • Blow dryer

Melted Crayon Pumpkin Step 1

  1. Pick a white pumpkin. The crayons have to drip down the pumpkin. Using a taller, thinner pumpkin as opposed to a shorter fatter pumpkin will be helpful. Also, you don’t want a pumpkin with a large well at the top, because the melted was will pool there. If it has a stem or not is up to you.
  2. Wash the pumpkin. Don’t skip this step! Most pumpkins come with dirt and dust on them. The crayon wax will chip right off if the pumpkin is dirty. Just wash off the dirt, dry the pumpkin with a paper town and set it on newspaper on a table.
  3. Melted Crayon Pumpkin Step 2Glue the crayons down around the stem of the pumpkin in any order you would like. My son choose the pattern shown. We used white craft glue. Some websites say you have to us a glue gun. If you have one, great, if not, craft glue worked just fine. You do want to glue them down, because otherwise when you start using a blow dryer, the crayons will roll around and make a big mess.  Wait for the glue to dry a little  It doesn’t have to be completely dry, just sturdy enough so the crayons don’t roll.
  4. Melt the cMelted Crayon Pumpkin Tutorialrayons using a blow dryer on high heat but low speed. This is the most crucial step. It takes a while for the crayons to begin to melt and drip, however, when we put the speed on medium or high, the air force was too great and splattered the was all over our table, clothes and arms. Keep in on low speed and be patient! My son and I took turns with the blow dryer, because it took at least 20 minutes total to melt all the wax. As it melts, you can use the blow dryer to aim the wax different directions. Our wax pooled a lot in the stem well, so I placed a candle there. That looked really nice on Halloween night. It was a way for us to light up our drip candle.