Crayon Hearts

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It’s the time of year where everything in stores starts┬áto turn pink and red for Valentine’s Day. I have been busy gathering some cute craft ideas for Elin to work on and brainstorming some ideas for Valentine Cards. One idea that I have seen on Pinterest and on other blogs for awhile is the ever popular crayon molds. I found a heart silicone mold and the rest was history.

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I followed this tutorial. I have seen many different tutorials and they are all the same but I liked how her little trees and gingerbread men turned out that she made for Christmas so this is the one I followed. Everything was pretty easy. I peeled the papers of the crayons the night before since that part was the most tedious and then the next day I broke them up in little pieces. I didn’t let Elin in on that part because I don’t want her breaking her crayons that we use. But I did let her assist in putting them in the molds and making different color combinations. She loved looking at all the colorful pieces.

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I only used 3-4 different colors in a mold. I don’t like when there are too many colors and the colors mix too much. Also, I didn’t use any black, brown or gray.

Then they were popped in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 250. I let them cool for 15 minutes or so before trying to pop them out. They popped out beautifully.

 

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These are my favorite ones. I love paintings by Jen Ramos and the swaths of colors remind me of some of the colors she uses in her paintings.

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I think these are so adorable and will make a lovely small gift to attach to a Valentine for a toddler or small child.

 

Comments

  1. What a fun craft activity! Especially seems like a great way to use broken crayons! I am saving this to do after we move and I have space to start saving broken crayons lol!

  2. I have been wanting to make these for the longest time! Maybe this is what I’ll do with Gus for his class for Valentines. Where did you get the silicone mold tray?

  3. So much fun!!! Lily would LOVE this project. I didn’t realize you put the crayons directly into the mold prior to melting. I would have done this so long ago had I realized!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a FUN craft idea! I absolutely love how they turned out! Gorgeous!

  5. Love this idea!

  6. Cool! K got some of these last year for v-day!

  7. So fun!!!

  8. So adorable! We got one of these last year and loved it! Great idea!

  9. Such a cute Valentine gift idea! Can you still use them as crayons afterward?

  10. these are so cute! definitely keeping these in mind for ‘one day’ lol.