We always have a stash of old and broken crayons laying around. I picked just one of my craft bins and managed to pick out a large handful of crayons that I would have just thrown away but instead, Luke and I decided to put them to use and make some fun Valentines for his classmates:
First start by peeling the paper off the crayons. Preferably NOT on your living room floor with your toddler stealing them all and threatening to eat them before you get to the next stage…
CHOPPING! Grab a knife and cut those crayons up to small pea size bits that you can put in any mold shape. I got these at Ikea for $1 but I know any dollar store this time of year also stocks cute heart shape ice cube trays. The brighter crayon colors come out better in my opinion but you can use any crayon color.
NEXT – put them in your oven at 190 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until they are all melted. Pull them out and let them rest, if you have any problems with them sticking to the mold you can pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes and they should come right out!
FINALLY – use some foam adhesive tape to stick each heart to a card cut out. You can download two different FREE printables thanks to The Long Thread!