Sunday, February 20, 2011

Heart Shaped Crayons

For this project, I used heart shaped molds which I found on a sale after Valentine's day.  You could use any shape mold depending on the occasion (eggs for Easter, shamrocks for St. Patty's Day, etc).  These heart shapes will be fun to give out next year for my son's Valentine's Day card exchange, packaged with a Valentine's Day themed coloring page.

  • Shaped molds (make sure they are metal, such as muffin tins, and not ice cube trays which are usually plastic and will melt)
  • Assorted crayons- either new or recycle old, broken crayons
Break the crayons into small pieces and put into each mold, filling them about 3/4 full.  You can do these solid colors (which is what I did) or mix and match the colors for a tie-dyed look.   Put the molds into the oven and set on 250 degrees.  Mini-muffin tins, such as the ones that I used, should only take about 5 minutes so adjust the time accordingly for larger molds. These will need about an hour to fully set once taken out of the heat.  Then, pop them out and enjoy!