This is a fun activity to do any time of the year. I will admit that I couldn’t find a good tutorial online, and it took me 3 times to get it right.
So, I’ll be explaining the RIGHT way to make shapes with melted crayon. Here it goes!
First, find old crayons, peel off the label, and either shave them with a vegetable peeler or use a chopper to chop them into fine pieces. I started shaving the crayons, but it took way to long and I was impatient and started using the food chopper. I would use 5-6 crayons, depending on how large your shape is to fill.
Okay, now you need a shape to put the crayon shavings into.
I found a pumpkin shape online, printed it and traced it onto wax paper.
Put a piece of paper on top of the wax paper. With your iron on LOW, put it on top of the paper and let the crayons melt.
It doesn’t take too long. You can always lift up the paper to see how well it’s melting. This is what it should look like.
It took me 3 times to get it right. The first time, I didn’t use a paper on top of the wax paper and it smeared everywhere!
The second time, I used black for the stem and it ran all over the beautiful colors, and the third time it worked 🙂
Once it’s cooled, you can cut around the traced pumpkin and viola…you have a beautiful fall pumpkin!