My first time to re-purpose crayons, or make my own crayon shapes, was last year.
I became addicted. It is so much fun to create different shapes and the kids loved them.
They make inexpensive gifts for birthday party favors as well as school class parties.
You can read my full step by step tutorial for melting crayons into fun shapes. In the meantime, here is a quick overview for making your own Valentines using broken crayons and a free printable.
Actually two free printables- a version for girls and a version for boys.
You Will Need:
I grabbed this heart-shaped muffin form from Target last year in the dollar bins. You do want to make sure whatever you are using is oven safe. Some of the smaller heart shapes are intended for making ice cubes only.
I like to fill each heart shape with the equivalent of three full crayons broken into pieces.
This is what they look like before you pop them in the oven.
This is what they look like after you bake them for 10-15 minutes.
Let them cool 100% before removing them from the muffin tin.
Look at how awesome these turned out.
So much fun! The kids are always so impressed.
And the cool part is, you have three different colors on one crayon.
And see, they really color.
Print out the printables. There is one printable done in boy colors and one in girl colors.
Have your kiddos fill out the to and from area on the cards.
Then cut them out and fold them in half.
Pop one crayon in a cello bag.
Fold the top of the cello bag over.
Place the folded printable over the cello bag and secure with one staple in the center of the printable.
Here is a shot of the back of the cards.
And here is the front.
Super simple and awesome!
What little one would not love to receive this on Valentines Day?
Check out all of my Valentine crafts for more ideas.
I am sharing this craft at these linky parties.