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Furry Friday ~ Happy Halloween!

So I'm kinda cheating on this Friday's installment of Furry Friday. I didn't dress up the dogs this year (actually, I've never dressed Katie up), so I'll be sharing one of Rio's old costumes. 

So now that my guilt about not really having anything for Furry Friday, let's continue on with the rest of the post: our melted-crayon-pumpkin. :-D

Our melted-crayon-pumpkin.

A couple of weeks ago, at our monthly Mom's Nurturing Moms night at Church, we had pumpkin crafts. We could make jar lid pumpkins, or they had real pumpkins we could decorate with glow in the dark paint or with crayons. I was originally going to do the glow in the dark paint but by the time I got over there, the paint was all gone, so I was left with the melted crayons. Melting the crayons takes awhile and we were running out of time, so I just glued the crayons on and figured McKayla could help me the next that's what we did!

This isn't a tutorial but it's a simple thing to do: break crayons in half, remove the paper and then glue around the stem. Add the hair dryer.....the only "trick" there is to make sure it's hot enough and close enough to melt the crayons but watch out for spraying crayon. I also learned you could "direct" the streams by how you held the hair dryer. It was also wise to keep the hair dryer on a particular section for a bit to melt them and then move around to the next section, this limited the spray and allowed you to kind of control where the streams went.

Starting to melt......

Such a look of concentration....
or boredom? LOL

More are melting......

Colors are REALLY starting to run now!

And we're done! I really like how it all looks and will definitely be doing this again next year, however, I'll do it a little differently. Mainly adding more crayons so they'll cover the pumpkin more and picking a pumpkin that doesn't have a sunk-in top......that caused a lot of the crayon to pool around the stem.

I really liked the way some of the streams lifted away from the pumpkin.......but they break off easily.

We had a lot of fun doing this. McKayla got quickly bored with it and left me to the task but came back occasionally to hold the hair dryer. And of course she had to pose with it. :-D

Ms. Sassy Pants LOL
We're heading to Church tonight for their Fall Festival with inflatable bounce houses, carnival style games, face painting, petting zoo and pony rides! Of course we'll load up on candy and hot dogs and I'll have a ton of pictures to share with you next week! :-)

Have a safe and 


  1. Wow I want to go with you to fall festival LOL! Sounds fun!

    That pumpkin is awesome! So cool!

    1. You should next year, it's a pretty cool affair! :-)


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