Handmade Valentine’s- Heart Shaped Crayons

Who doesn’t love a handmade heart shaped crayon for Valentine’s Day?

Normally, I’m a go to Target, pick out some cute Valentine’s day cards and send Makenzie off to daycare with them.  But I had been eyeing up this Pinterest project I had pinned a while ago and I had my heart (get it) set on making these for the kids.  So last weekend, Brady and I were at the grocery store which just so happened to be next to Michael’s and we quickly ran over to see what we could find and how much it would cost us.  I walked out of the store with 2 packages of heart shaped silicone molds and 6 boxes of crayons which were buy one get one half off.  I spent less than $15.00 on the whole thing and had enough supplies for both Makenzie and Brady’s classes.

Heart Shaped Crayons with Printable Valentines
Below is what you need to make Heart Shaped Crayons

• 120 Crayola Crayons (6 boxes)
• sharp knife
• heart shaped silicone mold

That night after Brady was in bed, Makenzie, Brian, and I all gathered at the kitchen table and started cutting and peeling.  We peeled a lot of crayons.  A lot. Once the crayons were peeled Makenzie and I sorted the crayons into like colors, blues with purples, greens with yellows, and pinks with reds.

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Using a very sharp knife, cut through the wrapper on each crayon length wise and remove it.  If the crayons are not already broken, cut into small pieces and keep with like colors.

Fill each silicone heart with the crayon pieces.  These aren’t the exact ones that I used but I think they would work just fine.

Bake at 250 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until all crayons are melted.  Remove from oven and allow time to cool and harden.

When the crayons were completely cool I went ahead and hot glued the crayon hearts to the valentine printable card.  I think they turned out so adorable!

If you want to use the free printable valentine’s from thenerdswife.com then click here.

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