The melted crayon pumpkin is Pinterest's golden child of porch decorations for Halloween 2016--for good reason. When it comes to easy DIY halloween decorations, they take the cake and call for only three supplies you already have in your house. Yes, they're that scary-simple.
Even better, you can use this kid-friendly craft with any range of colors. When we tested it out, we made one with a selection of rainbow hues and another with the whole range of creepy Halloween colors from purple and green to orange and black. Let your imaginations run wild and get little hands involved. Since there's no carving, it's an easy way to get them excited about and involved in decorating for a night of trick-or-treating or a big spooky bash. Just make sure they man the hair dryer and don't get their hands in the crayon as its melting; it dries almost immediately, so you don't have anything to worry about there.
(*) We suggest 2 24-count boxes of crayons for one medium-sized pumpkin. Size your crayon count up or down depending on the size of your pumpkin and the color scheme you have in mind. If, for example, you want to do an array of blue hues, you might need more boxes since so few blue crayons come in each box.