Disney Inspired Crayon Pumpkins
I’m not much of a skilled pumpkin carver, but I am a lover of decorating for the holiday season! Since I wanted to deck out my front porch in pumpkins, but without having to take out seeds or try my hand once more at pumpkin carving (it never turns out great), I thought it would be great to do crayon pumpkins this year. If you’ve never seen the colorful pumpkin decorating trick before, it is melting crayon wax on your pumpkins to make beautiful autumn works of art!
To make my crayon pumpkins a little bit more unique, I decided to make Disney-inspired pumpkins, essentially “Disneybounding” my pumpkins as Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto.
What You Will Need
- Pumpkins. I used Pie pumpkins (which are smaller, easier to decorate), but you can use any kind of pumpkins. You can decorate however many or as few as you like.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Crayons (in your colors of choice). If using pie pumpkins, you will need about 6 crayons per pumpkin. If using a standard pumpkin about 12 crayons. I chose to use a high quality wax with Crayola crayons.
- Blow dryer
1. Decide what Disney characters are going to inspire your crayon colors. For example, if doing Anna and Elsa pumpkins, you will probably want yellow, white, and blues or Elsa; and pink, blue, black, and orange or Anna. For my Mickey I used yellow, black, and red. For Goofy, I used blue, orange, green, and black, and for Pluto green, yellow, and black.
2. Tear the paper off of the crayons you’re going to use, then break or cut your crayons in half.
3. Using your hot glue gun on high, create a ring of glue around the top of the pumpkin, circling the stem. Put your crayons around the pumpkin quickly before the glue dries.
4. Place your pumpkins on several pieces of newspaper outdoors–it’s about to get messy!
5. Using a blow dryer on high heat, blow dry each crayon for one minute (or until melted) directly above.
There you have your Disney-inspired crayon pumpkins! (Without the carving mess)
I would love to see your Disney crayon pumpkins, and what character-inspired colors you chose to use!