Crayon hearts

We have so many broken crayons that I’m going crazy. I don’t want to just throw them away, but I hate keeping them around since they just don’t get used.

Then I came across this DIY crayon hearts craft on Pinterest. But just the pic. No written directions linked to the picture. So we thought we’d give it a try and write down directions for you all.

Have your kids go through all their crayons and pick out all the broken ones. Have them unwrap each one.

While they are unwrapping, chop the crayons into small pieces.

Place all the chopped pieces into a bowl.

Have your kids fill mini heart-shaped tins. No need to grease the pan. Just put them in as-is.

Don’t overfill, just to the top.

Bake at 230* for 15 minutes. (Be careful pulling them out. They will be complete liquid.)

Let cool and solidify for a few hours on your stovetop or cooling racks. Once solid, they’ll pull away slightly from the edges of the pan, just enough to pop out with your fingernail.

And here’s the final product!

Seriously, these were SO easy to do and the girls had a blast. And believe me, I’m not the craft mom I imagine all kids want. THIS is easy. And fun.

(I think this would be super cute for Valentine’s Day. Or if you have tins for Halloween! Or any other holiday for that matter. What a great gift for classmates that doesn’t cost a thing.)

For other great Valentine’s Day ideas, look here and here. Also linking up with Angel’s Homestead.

11 thoughts on “Crayon hearts

  1. Mary

    These turned out really cute!! We have made just plain muffin tin crayons, but I like the heart ones much better!

    Thanks for linking with “LOVE-ly Ideas”!

  2. Michelle

    Does anyone know if this would work okay with Silicon Bakeware? Specifically the individual Wilton Heart Shaped Candy Molds. Thanks! 🙂 Very cute idea, love that you offered directions!

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