Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Activities for Halloween, Fall Crafts and Activities, Halloween | 0 comments

When I was at the grocery store I picked up some cute little pumpkins for M to decorate. Rather than just having M paint the pumpkins and add a few Hallowe’en stickers, we mixed it up a bit and came up with these fun little creations:

Melted Crayon Pumpkins:

Halloween Pumpkins

These were easy and fun to do. All you need are:

  •  a few different colours of wax crayons
  • some mini pumpkins (we used white ones)
  • and a blow-dryer

I had M select 2 colours for the pumpkins then we peeled off the paper, snapped them in half and placed them on top of the pumpkin by the stem.
Halloween Pumpkins

Now for the fun part! We took a blow-dryer to the crayons, on high heat, and watched them melt.

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins

M couldn’t get enough of the dripping wax, and kept asking to do more, so we did!

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins

They turned out pretty good, don’t you think? 

Halloween Pumpkins

 

 Spider Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins

The first thing we did to create this creepy crawler was paint one of our white mini pumpkins black.

Halloween Pumpkins

Then we added 8 fuzzy pipecleaner legs,

Halloween Pumpkins

followed by 8 googly eyes…

Halloween Pumpkins

and our spider was ready. Just in time for Hallowe’en!

 

Colourful Pom-Poms, Buttons and Pipecleaners

I gave M some pom-poms, buttons and pipecleaners to glue onto his mini pumpkin, and he came up with this lovely explosion of colour:
Halloween Pumpkins

Here are a couple pics of him putting his masterpiece together:

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When M was finished, we also whipped up this cute, goofy guy!

Halloween Pumpkins

Fun, festive, inventive and easy! What more do you need?!

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