Posted: Feb 04, 2013 7:00 AM
 
Nothing is sweeter than a handmade valentine. This year, re-purpose those old, broken crayons into heart shaped crayon valentines! The kids will love passing out valentines that are sweet and fun to play with!

It seems like kid's valentines usually come along with candy. If you are trying to think of a way to skip the sugar without sacrificing the fun, try making some adorable heart shaped crayon valentines. It's a great way to put that pile of old, broken crayons to good use, and the kids will be so proud to pass out valentines that they got to help make!

Crayon hearts materials

What you'll need

  • Crayons
  • Heart-shaped silicone baking mold
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Card stock
  • Pen
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Stamp pad

What you'll do

Crayon hearts step 1

Start by peeling all of the paper labels off of your crayons. Break the crayons into small pieces and sort them by color.

Crayon hearts step 2

Fill the heart-shaped mold approximately 2/3 of the way full with crayons.

Crayon hearts step 3

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put the crayons in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the wax has completely melted.

Crayon hearts step 4

Very carefully remove the crayons from the oven and set them in a safe place to cool. The wax will be very hot, so be sure to keep them out of the reach of little ones until they are fully cooled. Try not to move the melted wax around too much, if you do the colors will all mix together.

Crayon hearts step 5

Once the crayons have cooled completely, carefully pop them out of the silicone mold.

Crayon hearts step 6

Cut a heart shape out of the card stock. I made mine with a scalloped edge to match the shape of the crayon mold.

Crayon hearts step 7

Use the alphabet stamps to stamp a message onto the card stock heart.

Crayon hearts step 8

Put a dollop of glue on the back of the crayon hearts.

Crayon hearts step 9

Glue the crayon hearts to the card stock and let it dry.

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