Thursday, February 12, 2009

You Melt My Heart....Valentines

We made these Valentine's for my son's 2nd grade class. The idea came from an old Family Fun magazine. It is a great way to recycle broken crayons. The kids love them.

This is what you need:
1.) Your supply of crayons....the broken pieces.


A couple of really good, cute helpers to help peel the paper off.

3.) Heat the oven to 250°. Place the broken crayons into a heart shape muffin pan. Bake until the crayons melt, about 10 to 15 minutes. Tip: Place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips. Also, pick the pretty colors and put them in first.

4.) Once they're cool, remove the hearts from the molds and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.

5.) Use small pieces of foam tape to stick each heart to a 3-inch circle cut from card stock, then add your message. "You color my world" and "You melt my heart" are the two phrases we used.

Have fun using your new multi-colored crayon!


Miller Racing Family said...

Very cute idea and I love that the boys can help out with this. You are so creative.

Kim Caldwell said...

Adorable! I am impressed. I will have to try this when I get the crayons from my teaching days down from the attic. I have a small feeling they may already be melted!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

What a fun idea! This would make a very cute valentines gift for classmates. I love the creativity in gifts, and this is a great one!

SoBella Creations said...

That is a great idea!

Xazmin said...

So cute! My daughter got one of these from one of her classmates last year - I love it!