One of the most fun things about Valentine’s Day is making and receiving Valentine’s from your friends. Throughout the years my kids have participated in many fun Valentine exchanges. The ones they have loved the most are the homemade ones. There is always so much creativity and fun in them!
Crayon Heart Valentine
I have collected a large bag of stray crayons over the past year. They have been sitting in the cupboard just waiting for a project to use them in. Well, this is the project for stray crayon usage!
What You Will Need:
- Silicone heart mold
- Baking Sheet
- Place mold on baking sheet. This allows for a rigid surface and easy transport in and out of the over.
- Sort the crayons by colors that go together. For example: pink/purple, blue/purple, blue/green, yellow/green, orange/yellow, etc.
- Peel the paper off the crayons and break them into small pieces.
- Put the pieces into the heart mold.
- Bake at 250 degrees for 15-20 minutes (or until the crayons are completely melted)
- Remove from oven and cool until they are hard and cool all the way through.
- Remove the crayons from the mold by pushing them out from the bottom.
You can also create paper cards to glue the hearts onto that say things like:
- Hoping Your Heart Day is Colorful!
- Color Your Heart Out!
- Have a Colorful Valentin’es Day
- For “Crayon” Out Loud, Won’t You Be My Valentine?
- You Color My World
- You Make My Heart Melt