Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day yet? If you are looking for a way to make the day a little more special for your own children or need something to exchange in the classroom I have a great idea for you below. These heart shaped crayons are both easy to make and inexpensive. If you like this post, visit here to see other shapes I’ve made!
DIY Heart Crayons
If you have a bunch of broken crayons around this is a perfect project to use them up. I didn’t have any of these so I headed to the dollar store and bought a 48 pack of crayons.
The first step is to remove the paper from all of the crayons. I found that a razor blade was helpful in this process. Simply slice down the crayon length-wise and the paper will come right off. Once the paper has been removed, break the crayons into small pieces and put them into each of the cavities of the mold. Each cavity got the equivalent of 8 crayons.
This project could also easily involve your kids in the process; their little fingers are perfect for removing the paper (without using a razor blade) and they could also position the crayons in the mold if they want to try and make a fun design. I went for the random design but these crayons could easily be made so that they were more of a specific color theme such as only having different red/pinks.
Preheat the oven to 250 then place the mold in the oven. Baking times will vary depending on the size of the broken pieces but on average it will be 15-20 minutes. Just keep checking on them and when they are completely melted remove them from the oven. Once the “new” crayons have completely cooled remove them from the mold. My finished crayons were roughly 1/2 inch thick and took about 20 minutes to cool.
Hope you are all having a spectacular 2014!
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