Melted Crayon Hearts Valentine Craft
Fun Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids!
Try this simple melted crayon hearts project with your kids. It is a good use of broken crayons and a fun way to teach kids about re-purposing items. This craft also works great as a “non-candy” Valentine’s Day gift for your child’s classmates.
The hardest part about this project is peeling the paper off the crayons. I have been saving the broken crayons for some time now, cleaning out the crayon buckets periodically. One night while catching up on some DVR’d TV, I peeled the wrappers off the crayons.
* Crayons (paper free)
*Silicone Mold (I used heart shapes)
Cut the crayons into small pieces. This step is a great place to have your child fill the mold with the unwrapped crayon pieces.
Bake in a 250 degree oven for about 10-20 minutes. I determined that the “melting time” depends on your oven and to the varying brands of crayon you use, some of the pieces melted quicker than others. I set the timer for 10 minutes and continued to check it every 5 minutes after that. For me, it took about 20-25 minutes.
CAREFULLY remove tray from the oven (the melted crayon liquid is very hot) Set aside and let completely cool and harden. Pop them out of the molds and turn them over.
They are so colorful and fun.