Valentines Day always seems to catch me by surprise. This year I’m getting on the ball early, so it’s not such a mad rush making Valentines and heart-shaped cookies the night before. I’m not keen for my child to contribute to the unsharpened pencil collection most kids have and so much chocolate gets passed around in the classroom, I’m not into that either. I’ve been looking for something a little different and my friend, Jenn showed me this super easy crayon craft.
This craft makes cool heart-shaped crayons kids can use in lieu of Valentines cards or in addition to. Super cute and super easy, it’s a breeze to make these with kids from toddlers to teens. Best is it uses up all those broken crayons lurking at the bottom of your craft drawer. Here’s how:
What You Need
- Heart shaped mini muffin tin or silicon tray
- About 30 crayons (can be broken). If you want to get fancy, use only red, pink and white crayons.
- Cutting board
- Peel the paper layer off the crayons. Kids can do this part.
- Break or chop the crayons into small pieces.
- Place the crayon bits into the muffin tin or silicon tray. Be sure to really load it up as when they melt, they’ll sink a bit. Do not spray or grease the tin prior.
- Bake inside a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees until they’ve just melt. Depending on your oven this takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Take crayons out of the oven and let the tray completely cool before popping out onto your counter.
- Place your crayon shapes into a plastic bag and tie with a festive ribbon so they don’t fall out.
Do you make Valentines crafts with your kids? If so, I’d love to get some new ideas. Please comment below.