During holidays like Valentine’s Day I like to give an alternative to candy. My kids come home with bags of cheap chocolate and lolly pops and I am thankful that they are not that interested. My oldest could care less about the candy, and my daughter is satisfied after eating one or two pieces. They never ask what happens to the bags after I take them away. ( I’m sure this will eventually change.)
Making these heart crayons is very easy, and you can make crayons for any holiday or occasion. I decided to make these for my kindergarten class as a gifts for my students and it was a hit. I put them in a bag and I made a label that said “Color Your Heart Out!” Before I take all the credit for this idea, I totally got this from Pinterest.
HOW TO MAKE CRAYON HEARTS
- Heart shape mold that can go in the oven.
- An oven
- Something to put your hearts in.
- A label to write something clever on, like “Color Your Heart Out!
- Preheat oven to 350
- Take all of your old crayons and remove the wrappers
- Break the Crayons into little pieces. (*Note to parents: You may need to use a knife to cut some of the crayons)
- Place the crayon pieces in the mold.
- Put the mold into the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the crayons melt.
- After the crayons have melted take them out of the oven and allow to cool.
- In around 15-20 minutes the crayons will cool and hard. You will be able to pop them out of the mold.
- If any of the crayons break while taking them out, just put them back in the mold and melt them again.
- Put your hearts in a bag or attach them to a card. I was able to find mini Valentine’s Day zip lock bags at the Dollar Tree. You can always just look around your house and see what you have.