Looking for a simple and fun craft to do with the kids? These melted crayon hearts are just the thing. Make them for Valentine’s or just to reuse old broken crayons.
Melted Crayon Heart Valentines
After the abundance of candy and cookies consumed over the holidays, I cringe at the idea of more sweets finding their way into our home. Especially candy with artificial colored dyes added. Valentine’s Day and Halloween are the two holidays where I have to brace myself for the inevitable influx of dye-laden candies. I don’t have concrete proof, but I’m fairly certain that one of my sons has a dye sensitivity. This sensitivity manifests itself in behavior issues.
Because of this, I try to make Valentines that don’t use candies. Years ago, I made these Melted Crayon Heart Valentines! They were a big hit with the kids. This year my boys are too old for swapping Valentine’s (and they are enrolled in virtual school until the Fall), but I thought this would be a fun craft for those of you with little ones looking for easy crafts to fill the time.
How to Make Melted Crayon Heart Valentines
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- Broken crayons
- Heart-Shaped Muffin Tin or Silicone Candy Mold
- Cardstock for Valentine’s
- Elmer’s Glue Dots or hot glue
- Start by collecting all those broken crayons (or sacrifice some worn down ones.)
- Pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel the labels off all the crayons.
- Break the crayons into small pieces.
- Optional: Separate into colors if you want to create monotone heart crayons
- Fill the bottom of the muffin tin with the broken crayons.
- Place in 300F oven for 15 minutes.
- Once the crayons are liquified, remove them carefully from the oven.
- Set out to cool for about 15-20 minutes.
- Pop them out of the tins and glue to cardstock for Valentine’s or let the kids color with them.
We attached them using Elmer’s glue dots to cards that said “For Crayon Out Loud, Won’t You Be My Valentine.”
Kelly added some glitter to her crayon hearts:
And Heather of Whipperberry paired her melted crayon hearts with these adorable Valentines using a cutting die:
Want another candy-free Valentine idea? Make these adorable “You Rule” Valentines:
Now tell me, how are you all doing? Made it through 2020? I hope you are having a happy new year so far.