Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Valentine Heart Crayons
Valentine's Day is coming up and with that I'm sure most of your little ones will be exchanging Valentines with friends. These heart crayons are starting to become a tradition in our house. A few years ago a friend shared this idea with me and we have made them every year since. Ridiculously easy, and your little ones can help.
You will need:
Crayons- We keep a container in our craft closet that we add broken ones to all year long.
Heart shaped candy/cupcake pan. I'm using this one Wilton 12-Cavity Petite Heart Pan .
The first thing you need to do is peel your crayons. This can be time consuming and after three years I have finally discovered the secret to doing this easily. Put them in a bowl of warm water and the kids can peel them easy peasy!
Break your crayons and put them in the pan! Make sure you look your pan over for bits of paper- maybe you can find the one I missed?
Put them in a preheated 250 degree oven for 5-10 mins until melted.
Cool for about 20 mins. Or, if you live where it is unimaginably cold like I do, put them on your back deck for 5 mins and they will be frozen solid!
Tap the pan gently and out they come!
We are going to pair our crayons with little coloring books we made in Photoshop. Now to convince my 5yr old that these are much cooler than the Hannah Montana Valentine's she saw at the store....