Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start decorating pumpkins! This year, ditch the carving tools and try something new by decorating your pumpkin with crayons. It’s a fun and easy activity for kids of all ages. Plus, there’s no need to be precise or perfect – just have fun and be creative!
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We haven’t done a lot of pumpkin cravings with our kids over the years for a number of different reasons, but there are still lots of ways to decorate a pumpkin without craving it.
What you need:
- hair dryer
- cardboard, lots
Decorating a Pumpkin with Crayons
One way is to decorate a pumpkin with crayons.
While we didn’t crave them, we did decorate them.
My first piece of advice is: cover everything around you! It splatters. I honestly wish that I had used white bristol board instead of old cardboard because I think this is pretty.
Using your hair dryer, melt the crayons. It does take a little while.
Arms may get tired holding the hair dryer. Hair dryers that don’t get used (ever) and are really old, may want to give out.
But it is really nice.
Austin was totally all in on her pumpkin. She loved watching the crayons melt and the wax spread and run over the pumpkin.
Brookland was not all over pumpkin, she enjoyed picking out the colors but that’s it.
I, as the one doing all the work, wished I could have been able to do them with a break in between.
More Ways to Decorate A Pumpkin
For the last few years, we haven’t craved pumpkins for Halloween with our kids.
In 2013 we were moving and then we couldn’t find one. There were no pumpkins in our town, to be fair there are like, no decent stores here, but they were sold out of pumpkins on us.
In 2014, we were moving, but I had bought pumpkins nice and early to make sure that we got some. But with moving, we didn’t get to crave them. And then sadly, boys in the area got bored, and smashed them.
In 2015, we are moving. Yes, we like moving at Halloween time for some reason, you know, not a lot going on I guess? Nothing like making sure not to lose the Halloween costumes a couple days before Halloween.