With all holidays involving some sort of treat or another, it takes a little more thought and effort to make something non-food oriented. So we decided to make our own melted crayon hearts as Valentines. We decided to make a melted crayon heart arrow for my little girl and a fish for my little boy. I made this Valentines that we can adhere our molded crayons onto (or they are good to go without them).
Melted Crayon Heart Valentine
So you’ll only need a few supplies for this project.
- silicone mold of different shapes that is oven safe (it’s important to note that melting crayons in your mold will cause it to become waxy and shouldn’t be used for food afterwards, so find one that you don’t mind using just for that purpose!)
- First prep your oven by placing on a lower temperature at about 200.
- Next you’ll want to take all your old broken crayons and peel all the paper off.
- Cut the crayons into 1/4″- 1/2″ pieces. You can also get a large pack of crayons at the dollar store and they work just as great! To cut I used a paper plate on top of a cutting board because it’s a bit difficult to get the waxy crayons off the cutting boards afterwards. If you use a paper plate you can just throw it away when you’re done!
- Next place the crayon bits in the molds. If you want them marbly or multi colored make sure you put all sorts of colors on the bottom and vary it as much as possible as this is will be the front of your crayons.
- Place in the oven for 6-12 minutes, or until completely melted.
- When the crayon has completely cooled, pop out the crayon.
- Print and cut these fun printables:
- Use small dabs of hot glue to glue your crayons to the paper.
- Now have your little ones sign their names at the bottom!