Nanny Anita's Halloween Craft

Activities & Days Out / 11 October, 2022 / Nanny Anita

Last Minute No Carve Pumpkin Craft with Crayons

Looking through Pinterest I came across countless pins about non-carve pumpkin ideas. I only wish that I had enough time and pumpkins to try them all. After much thought we decided to try the melted crayon pumpkin one. I tried it first just to make sure that it worked well before letting them lose with it. As it happened, we had friends over for a playdate, and our original plan of going out for a walk was ruined by the weather. Instead we decided that decorating pumpkins would be a better activity to do. All of them loved choosing their colours, peeling off the wrapping and off course melting them with the hair dryer. They all decided that it would be far more interesting to stay and watch than go down for lunch!

Make sure you follow my Halloween board on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own melted crayon pumpkin you will need:

  • Pumpkin (this works really nicely on slightly smaller ones)
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Hair dryer
  • Paper

Score the top of the pumpkin, around the stem, this will make the crayons stick better before you melt them.


melted crayon pumpkin

Take any wrappers of the crayons and break either into thirds or halves. On one side of the crayon use a knife to slightly flatten the side, again this makes it easier to stick them down. I did try a number of ways to get them to stick including using pins and slightly melting the crayons. I found the glue was the easiest way for children to get them to stay put as the pins generally broke them into bits, and the slightly melted crayons would be too hot for little fingers.



melted crayon pumpkin

Cover the area that you will be using with paper, as the wax can flick quite far when you melt it.


melted crayon pumpkin

Using a hair dryer, on the lowest setting, gently melt the crayons. Then change the direction of air to get the streams of wax to move where you would like to create beautiful patterns.

Although this is a non-carve pumpkin, I would like to try carving my design first and then doing this to see how it would turn out.

If you liked this activity then check out my other no carve pumpkin decorating activity: glow in the dark pumpkins.

Pin for later:

Melt crayons over a pumpkin for this quick and easy no carve pumpkin craft for Halloween.

In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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