Kids Valentine Coloring Card & Heart Crayon

02.9.11

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means it’s almost time for the kids to exchange cards with their friends at school.  This year I was trying to think of a fun alternative besides candy and the boxed cards and this little idea came to my mind.  Here is an easy and fun Valentine idea that the kids will love to help in making for their friends.  If your house is anything like mine, you have a large bag of broken crayons just sitting there and not being used.  After all, unbroken crayons are always the first to be used which leaves the broken ones left at the bottom of the bag.  I made these recycled crayons a few months ago and I thought about the idea of doing a heart shaped recycled crayon for Valentine’s paired up with a simple Valentine coloring page.  A perfect Valentine that is fun for everyone to make and give.

Again, these are really easy to make and the little one’s can join in on the fun of making them and helping you package them up to give to their friends.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Wilton’s Mini Heart Silicone Mold (I found mine at my local Michael’s Store)

Broken Crayons in colors of choice (I used Valentine inspired colors – reds, pinks, white, etc.)

Ribbon

Clear Bags

Coloring Sheet

Now here’s how to make the heart crayons:

First cut the crayons up into small pieces.  Just a note when cutting these up, use a cutting board you don’t mind recycling after using.  I learned this the hard way because I was too excited about the project and just started chopping away.  Can you see the crayon crumbs embedded in the cutting board?  Very hard to get out.

Next place the small pieces of crayon into your heart shape mold arranging them any way you like.  Just make sure you cover the bottom of each heart completely.  And you don’t have to fill them up a lot. 

Then place the mold into a preheat 200 degree oven.  Let the crayons melt down completely.  This can vary in time depending on how many crayons you placed into your mold.  Keep checking them and once they are completely melted remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

Once cooled you can remove from the pan and you now have a super cute Heart Crayon

Now all you have to do is package them up with this Free Valentine’s Coloring Page

Have your kids help in packaging them up for their friends at school.  Then hand them out and let the fun begin.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

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4 Responses to “Kids Valentine Coloring Card & Heart Crayon”
  1. 1

    Stick a dowel in during the baking time and you have a pendant for a necklace… or a straw…or drill gently with a hot nail… melt your hold and slide in a ribbon!
    Very pretty!
    :)
    Valerie

  2. 2
    miriam says:

    it’s adorable all the ideas.

  3. 3
    Goetary says:

    Wow~ cool…
    I’ll try it later with my little sister :)

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