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Crafty Crayon Halloween Pumpkins Project

Many parents cringe when the Halloween season comes around, wondering how they will deal with sharp knives and tall expectations for carving excellence. Enter the Wagner FURNO heat gun and crayons! Artful Halloween decorating has never been so easy. Design pumpkins, gourds, jars and more.

Tools & Materials

Like any project, you will need the right tools and supplies to do the job right the first time. Because the sooner you finish the sooner you can get on with well, anything you want.

Wagner Heat Gun

Mix of Crayon colors

Real or Faux pumpkins or gourds

Drop cloth

Extension cord


Step 1 - Cover Working Surface

Use paper or drop cloth to cover the table surface before working on the pumpkins to catch any wax drippings.


Step 1 - Gather Crayons

Chop the crayons into 1/2 inch pieces, mixing and matching colors to achieve your personalized color palette. Start with about 20 pieces scattered in the crevice around the stem.

Step 2 - Apply Heat

With the heat gun set to medium, hover about four inches above the crayons to melt them until they begin to pool up and stream down the sides of the pumpkin.

Step 3 - Dry and Display

Let dry completely. If necessary add more colors. Otherwise, display your crafty, decorated pumpkins.
Faux pumpkins can be stored in a cool, dry space and reused year to year.

Keep decorating other items jars, candle holders, wall art and more with the Wagner heat guns.

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