Color Your Heart Out Valentine Crayon Craft
Have you ever made heart shaped crayons? They are so easy to make and cost nothing if you have a bunch of broken crayons hanging around. They are perfect to use with out Color Your Heart Out Valentine Printable.
These make awesome printable Valentine cards for kids which is a fun Valentine’s Day gift.
You can read my full step by step tutorial for heart shaped melted crayons into fun shapes. Here is a quick way to use these crayons to make printable Valentines for your kiddos friends.
Actually two free printables- a version for girls and a version for boys.
What You Need to Make Printable Valentine Day Cards
- white cardstock
- heart-shaped muffin tin or form
- crayon pieces
- 4×9 clear cello bags
- scissors or paper-cutter
- Color Your Heart Out Valentine Printable (free download at the end of this blog post)
How to Make a Crayon Valentine
I grabbed this heart-shaped muffin form from Target last year in the dollar bins, but you can buy a heart shaped silicone mold online. 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 15-20 minutes at 250°
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!
These make the cutest Valentine Day cards! Such a great idea.
Check out all of my Valentine crafts for more ideas.
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This is so cute, thanks for sharing!
You are more than welcome, Cheryl.
Can you share a link to where I can get the heart shaped silicone mold, and the cello bags? Amazon? Somewhere else? This is a great project, that I *think* even I can figure out.
You’re too funny.
I purchased my mold in the $ bin at Target last year.
If you’re wanting to buy everything online here are some links-
oven safe hart shaped muffin mold: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Chocolate-Jelly-Candy-Mold-Tray-4-Heart-Shape-Patterns-Home-Party-DIY-/130620766878?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e699aba9e
4×6 clear cello bags: http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-4-x6-CRYSTAL-CLEAR-FLAT-POLYPROPYLENE-Cello-Style-BAGS-/150729769802?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item231831c34a
Hope that helps.
This is such a great idea…I’ve decided that THIS year there will be no Walmart Valentine’s cards!! 🙂 I really like your blog and I am your new loyal follower! When you have a chance, come by for a visit at my blog, Home is Where my Heart is @ http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/ and make sure to say hi! Big Hug, Cath
Cath- your words are too kind. I am so glad this is a printable you can use and you are finding useful solutions here on my site.
Happy to have you as a new follower. Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts!
Oh my goodness!!! This is SO cute!
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
So Cute! I made these a few years ago and they were such a big hit with the kids.
I hope you will link up this project to my I Heart Projects Party!
I love this printable. I only wish I could find the heart shaped ice cube trays I ‘ve looked everywhere!! I would love if you would share this printable at my linky party. I am looking for inexpensive kid-friendly activities and this would be great. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent it is appreciated and I will use these printables if I can find the ice cube tray.
Here’s where you and link up if you would like: http://funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com/2012/01/fun-frugal-friday-linky-party_26.html
This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this my 4 year old will love it. Excited to follow your blog:)
Glad to have you Kate! Thanks for reading.
These are so fun! We made a star-shaped version for my first grader’s recycling project in the fall. Would be delighted if you’d link up to my brand new party:
(your newest follower)
I love this idea!! I went to the store and bought all of the items already. My daughter is super excited to make them. I would love to print out the tags but they do not appear when I click on the free printable part 🙁 Thanks for the great idea.
The printable should pull up in a PDF. Do you have Acrobat?
Here are the direct link to each printable:
I hope you can get them to print. They are too cute!
I made the crayon hearts for my daughter’s class after finding this post. Thank you for sharing this idea.
That is so awesome Valerie! Thank you so much for the feedback.
So cute! I am always looking for fun stuff like this to do with my 3 yr old son! Thanks for sharing…can I beg you to share it here too?
Thank you so much for posting this! This is my take! http://www.marthaonabudget.com/2012/02/so-much-for-wordless-wednesday-i-saw.html
Thanks so much for sharing! I made these for my first grade class and for my toddler’s class!
Love to hear that Tina. I hope everyone loves them. 🙂
Dear Crystal, I am creating a coloring book for adults with disabilties and would like to title the book, “Color Your Heart Out”. Do you have exclusive ‘rights’ to this title? I don’t want to violate any copyright laws and get into trouble! Would you have a problem if I used “Color Your Heart Out” as the title of my book. I’d like to ditribute the book to Nursing homes and rehab clinics. Thank you! Linda
Linda- I do not own the rights and would welcome you using it.
I would love to see the book when you’re done and help you promote it.
Wow! Thank you! I would love to share it with you as soon as I get it printed. I’ll send you a complimentary copy. I hope to help any person who is in need of healing – physically, mentally, and emotionally. That just about covers everybody in the world, doesn’t it? LOL
We saw LOTS of crayon valentines on pinterest and my kids voted your printable the best to feature on our Candy Free Valentines page. Feel free to visit at http://www.holiday-kids-crafts.com/valentine-craft-ideas-candy-free.html
What size card stock do I use?
Size? I just bought 8.5×11 card-stock. Are you talking about the weight? The weight is 65 lb.
Very fun! They turned out beautiful! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!
Very cute! We have what seems like a ton of old, broken crayons that are begging to be repurposed. I found you at the Made U Look Link Party. I’m pinning these to make for V Day.
Wow!!!! Such a great idea and beautiful way for children to practice making handmade gifts! loved it!
Beautiful. I pinned you! #MadeULook
Thank you so much for pinning!
My daughter has made the crayon hearts before and they turned out just awesome! She attached a lollypop and gave them out for V-day. Visiting from “Friday Flash Blog” link up. I love all things paper and letter writing so I really love that your kids are making their own V-day cards.
How fun, Barb. I love the idea of attaching a lollipop.
These are adorable! Thank you for sharing with the Afterschool Team!
Thank you so much!
Thanks for linking this lovely idea and printable to Tuesday Tots. Just letting you know that I am featuring it in this week’s roundup 🙂
I absolutely love this! I used to do this in the classroom with my students, but I love this idea with the heart and for Valentines Day 🙂 Thank you for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! You were featured this week as one of my favorites 🙂 Have a wonderful week!
These are awesome. Thanks for sharing! Can you tell me what program you used to make the printable tags? They’re so pretty.
I did not make these- my friend Kelli over at 3 Boys and a Dog made them for me. She uses Publisher.
I love this idea….my 4 year old loves to draw and I spend so much money buying her crayons and markers….this idea will help us recycle the old ones into new ones. That is amazing!
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STOKED you made this post from Valentines past new again!! Many thanks for linking up at Clever Chicks Blog Hop!
Brilliantly simple and cute candy-free valentines.
I love the printables! These Valentines are really cute with a nice personal touch.
This is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen in ages! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Hope to see you next week!
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS IDEA! I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO USE THIS NEXT YEAR FOR MY DAUGHTER’S CLASS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
This is such a great idea. The kids will love getting that little something extra creative for the holiday. Thanks for visiting with us this week and sharing such a fun post. #HomeMattersParty