Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentines Day Craft

We made some crayon hearts for Immy to take to school and to give out as valentines this year, and they turned out so cute! We got the idea from our MOMS Club, but I think the idea originally came from a Family Fun magazine.
We actually got them started a little bit early this year so there is still time for me to share the idea with you before Valentines Day. Here are the steps:
You will need:

Heart shaped mold that is oven safe
Scrap Paper
Double sided foam mounting tape (we used looped masking tape)
Colored card stock or construction paper
Crayons with paper removed, broken into small pieces (For a 1 1/2in. heart you will need approximately three full crayons worth of pieces.)

Step 1. Heat oven to 250 degrees.

Step 2. Fill each mold with crayons and bake until melted, about 10-15 min. We used a silicone candy mold, and placed our mold over foil in case of drips. Our hearts are about 1 1/2 inches across. Warning, we were told that after using the mold for crayons it can not be used for food, so you may not want to use your best muffin tin!

Step 3. Once they're cool remove them from the molds, and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on the scrap paper.

Step 4. Use a small piece of foam tape to stick each heart to a three inch circle cut from card stock then add your message.

Suggested messages: You color my world, Valentine; Valentine, you make my heart melt; Have a heart, Valentine; or Have a happy Valentines Day for "crayon" out loud.

All very cute! I even thought that doing round ones with blue and green, to look like the world, would be cute for the "You color my world" one.
This was a lot of fun, really easy, and for us, free; because we had all the supplies on hand and borrowed the mold. We even made extra so they may be making an appearance as B-day gifts too! I'm thinking little bags of eight, with a coloring book or two? Or maybe I will just give them all back to the kids to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh these are so cute! I totally want to make some for MYSELF. :)