Photo Friday – Crayon Hearts

We spent an afternoon making crayon hearts for Little Greek goddess’s classmates for Valentine’s Day. A friend of mine suggested the craft because she knows how I love to reuse and my aversion of sugar. We were so pleased at how they turned out… they’re adorable!

Crayon Hearts

Here’s all the information in case we’ve inspired you to make this cute and practical Valentine’s craft:

Materials

  • Crayon pieces (Tip: dip crayon pieces in warm water to make removing the paper a lot easier)
  • Heart-shaped metal cookie or muffin tinLittle Greek goddess making crayon hearts
  • Scrap paper
  • Double-sided foam mounting tape
  • Scissors
  • Colored card stock
  • Marker

Instructions

Heat the oven to 250°.

Fill each mold with crayon pieces and bake until the crayons melt, about 10 to 15 minutes (Tip: Place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips).

Once they’re cool, remove the hearts from the molds and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.

Bake at 250Use small pieces of foam tape to stick each heart to circle, heart or square piece of card stock, then add your message.

Suggested messages:

You color my world

Valentine, you make my heart melt

Have a happy Valentine’s Day, for “crayon” out loud!You Color My World!

Source: Family Fun


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  1. Lyz’s avatar

    Thanks for the mention! Your hearts look awesome (as I’m sitting here eating the pure sugar variety!) – no wonder you needed extra crayons – those are super-sized! Can’t wait to see Leah’s.

    Also, “for crayon out loud!”: brilliant.

  2. survivingandthrivingonpennies’s avatar

    Great post! One question:Do you spray the pan with anything or do the hearts just pop out? I was thinking of doing this same idea for my daughter(not a cool heart pan though) but was worried about the wax sticking.

  3. Wendy Gabriel’s avatar

    survivingandthrivingonpennies,
    The wax didn’t stick at all! I let the pan cool completely, turned it over and tapped the hearts right out.

  4. Mindy Lockard’s avatar

    So fun! Elle made these a couple of years ago and they are great. You are smarter than me… I crushed the crayons and it made a huge mess. I will do it Wendy’s way from now on!

    Thanks, Mindy

  5. sophistimom’s avatar

    I’ve made these before, but only with crayon shavings. Your method is much easier, and I LOVE how you put them on Valentines.

  6. Breanna’s avatar

    i have done this before with my stepson using regular cupcake tins and have always used liners. we “make crayons” all the time for him to take to school but they’ve always been regular ones (the liners give them fun ruffled edges) this is a great idea! do you end up with a waxy top though? every time we do them, we end up with a cm (centimeter) or so of just wax on top. you have to color down to the good stuff! lol.

  7. Danette@Kids Fashion’s avatar

    I like the tip with baking the crayons. I have 3 young kids and tons of crayon pieces that my kids will not use. I now have a use for them. Thank you.

  8. Becky’s avatar

    Oh arent these just awesome..!!
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  9. Rebecca’s avatar

    Love the post! I’ve made these before, but never thought to do them in a shaped tin…and the hearts for a valentine is just genius! I’ll have to make another batch for the kids to hand out at school when Valentine’s rolls around again. I’m with you, kids get far more sugar than they need from card exchanges at school.

    Breanna- I know this is about 2 years after the fact, but some brands of crayons have a higher ratio of wax to pigment, which causes the pigment to settle after melting and the wax to rise to the top (since it’s lighter). If you use a crayon with more pigment in it, you shouldn’t get that layer of unpigmented wax at the top. I’ve found that the crayola brand is one of the best for this kind of project, but there are others that will not give you the layer of plain wax at the top if crayola is not available where you live.

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