Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pumpkin Fun

I got to take the boys to a local farm this weekend and my nephew and sister-in-law came along as well.

We had a lot of fun and the weather was gorgeous!!! 
Autumn in North Georgia is absolutely beautiful!

(Of course, what would be Autumn without some pumpkins?)
...and so started the first pumpkin craft of the season!

Roman and I decided to try something different, using crayons, glue, stickers and... a blow dryer!
First we picked out all the colors that remind us of Fall. We talked about the trees changing colors and how pretty it looks. We then took off any paper on the crayons and broke them in half. Using regular Elmer's glue, we put a generous amount around the top of the pumpkin and waited for it to get a little "tacky."

Then we talked about color patterns while placing the crayons in the glue. (patterns are still tricky for us!)

Now the fun part! With the blow dryer on low, we went around and around the pumpkin until the crayons began to melt. As the wax melted down it was a great opportunity to talk about heat and what it does to solid objects. Soon the crayons around the stem of the pumpkin began to blend making new colors, and Roman thought that was pretty cool :) 

Pretty cool looking, hu? With the blow dryer roman could manipulate the direction of the wax as well as how fast it melted. Once cooled we felt the new texture of the crayons, now made into a one of a kind pumpkin master piece! Once completely cooled, we used letter stickers to write our name. 

Happy Harvest!!!