It’s the time of year where everything in stores starts to 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.
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.
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.
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.
I think these are so adorable and will make a lovely small gift to attach to a Valentine for a toddler or small child.