- Crayons (I bought a 96 pack from HobbyLobby for $4, and during back to school season I got 24 packs at Walmart for $0.50.)
- Canvas or Virginia Board (use a piece bigger than 8×10)
- Heat gun. No blow dryer. They don’t work.
- Hot glue gun to glue the crayons on.
- Newspaper to cover your work space.
Cover work area with newspaper.
Arrange your crayons in the pattern you want displayed on your canvas or pumpkin; in a rainbow, or alternating, or whatever.
Glue the crayons on to the canvas in the arrange you decided.
Take the heat gun on the low setting, and start moving it across the crayons. Don’t hold too closely because you will burn your hand. Hold far enough back to start melting the crayons. Depending on how you want it to turn out, you might have to tilt your canvas to reach your desired effect.
Lay on flat surface to dry. When dry, remove any stickers you placed on the canvas to create your design.
- Use canvas that is bigger than an 8×10. This is so that the crayons can be glued or taped on the canvas, and not a piece of cardboard you are trying to keep attached.
- Use a heat gun, not a blow dryer. You’ll thank me later.
- COVER. Cover your work space with double thick newspaper (two layers). You can scrape dried crayon wax off most hard surfaces. Better safe than sorry.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!