Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids: Heart-Shaped Crayon
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If you’re already thinking ahead of Valentine’s Day Crafts to do with your kids – you might want to start collecting old crayons! I don’t know about you – but I am ALWAYS finding stray crayon pieces around our house, in the van, under the couch cushions – I think this is the perfect Valentine’s Day Craft for us!
Basically, you just melt old crayons in a heart-shaped mold and pop them out, voila! Heart-Shaped Crayons! They’d be great to give out to classmates – or if you’re a teacher, a great gift for your kiddos!
Here’s how to make them – and some nice deals on Heart-Shaped baking molds as well:
Heart-Shaped Crayon Instructions:
- Remove wrappers from crayons and break into small pieces *Optional – Add glitter!
- Fill silicon mold and put in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes or until melted
- Let cool and Pop out (Scroll down for classroom gifting ideas)
Snag a Heart-Shaped mold on Amazon today and have it arrive before the weekend so you can craft with the kiddos!
How cute is this Wilton Ruffled Hearts Mold $8.88 (Reg $14.71) *Shown above
Or this Wilton Stacked Hearts Mold is only $5.95! (Reg $9.88) This would make for some super-cool crayons if you could place different colors into the heart cavities.
Wilton Petite Heart Silicon Mold - $14.96 (Reg $20.99)
I went on Amazon – because I am definitely doing these this year – and found a GREAT deal on a silicone heart mold – turns out, most of the reviews are about making heart-shaped crayons and how perfectly it worked! YAY! If you want to make big heart crayons, check out the Wilton 6-Cavity Heart Mold instead.
I purchased this small heart pan for a craft project in my classroom. We crushed old crayolas, mixed the colors as desired in the pan cups and melted the crayolas in a toaster oven. When cooled the colored hearts popped out easily and were a hit for Valentine’s Day. The pan cleaned up beautifully.
Valentine Quotes for Crayon Notes:
If you plan to give these out to your child’s class for Valentine’s Day, you can stick a small piece of foam tape on the back of the crayon and stick to a 3″ piece of cardstock or posterboard, cut out in a circle or heart shape. Write a cute little Valentine quote on the paper, here are some suggestions:
- You color my world
- You’re as pretty as a picture!
- Valentine, You make my heart melt
- Happy Valentine’s Day, for “Crayon” out loud!
- You make me “wax” romantic, Valentine