Homemade heart shaped crayons are an easy and fun craft that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day – or anytime of the year. Hi everyone – it’s Lori from Greco Design Company. This is such a great project to do with your kids – or for your kids. They can even make them for their classmates and friends as a nice alternative to all that Valentine’s candy they’ll be getting.
These crayons are not only fun to make but they’re fun to use too. The mix of colors creates some unique and colorful designs and you’ll love them. We made heart shaped crayons but you can make them in any shape you want!
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How to Make Homemade Heart Shaped Crayons
You’ll need the following:
– crayons, old or new
– bags or other packaging, optional
First, gather your crayons and remove the wrappers. This is a great way to recycle those old and broken crayons.
Afrer all the wrappers are removed, break your crayons into small pieces. We wanted our crayons to be multi-colored but if you want yours more monochromatic, you can separate them into color groups.
Place your silicone mold on a cookie sheet and fill each heart shape to the top with a mixture of your crayon pieces. Be sure to fill them completely.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 250 degrees. After 10 minutes, check your crayons. As the crayons melt, they’ll fill the mold and you may need to add a few more pieces. Add the pieces carefully and continue to bake until they’re fully melted.
Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. After they’re cool, remove your new heart shaped crayons from the mold.
Now you have your own homemade heart shaped crayons! Give them to your favorite valentines or keep them for yourself and have fun creating colorful designs.
If you’re looking for more for things to keep your children busy, take a look at this Easy Edible Slime Recipe Just for Kids. And…for more cute non-candy Valentine’s, check out these A-Maze-ing Free Printable Cards for Kids!
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Lori is a freelance graphic designer living in the Boston area with her husband, their three kids and a yellow lab puppy. She started Greco Design Company in 2014 when she realized that her love for design was extending beyond the corporate advertising world and into all areas of her life. She shows us some unique but simple DIY projects, gives some great ideas for home design, provides her outlook on current fashion trends, and loves to do beauty and product reviews. She incorporates her graphic design background through her free printables, paintings, signs, art prints, invitations and stationery on her blog and in her Etsy shop. Lori believes in the importance of surrounding ourselves with good, purposeful design that can help streamline our lives and still be affordable. Her tutorials are easy to follow as she shows how you can make anything you set your mind to!