This “Melted Crayon Hearts” was a super fun project I did with my little one for Valentine’s Day gifts for his school. I always try to look for “non-candy” gifts so I thought this was perfect!
So one thing I’m famous for, is doing everything last minute. You’ll see that in a lot of my posts as well. I always have good intentions and start planning early with a lot of lists but it still always ends up being on the last day before something is due. I am definitely trying to work on that!
Follow my video tutorial below or just scroll down and read my step by step instructions for this super easy DIY project!
Stuff you will need:
- Sharp knife (to cut open the crayon wrapper)
- Heart-shaped silicone mold (or any shape you desire)
- Card stock paper to print out the template
- Double-sided sticky tape
First things first, pull out that stash of all the old broken crayons you’ve been keeping in a box somewhere. I bought mine at the dollar store for a birthday party last year and had a lot left over.
Then I went ahead and used a sharp knife to slice and peel the wrapper off.
Next, get your little
devil angel to help you with the breaking part. Mine loved every second of it!
I got this heart-shaped silicone mold from Michaels with a 40% off coupon so it worked out perfectly. Just evenly split out the broken crayon pieces into the hearts and put it in the oven for 25 minutes at 250 degrees. Each oven works differently so make sure to check up on it every 10 minutes or so until it is completely melted.
Let it cool and then pop them out of the mold!
I designed the cards in photoshop but you can also use Microsoft Word and just use Word Art. Or you can get a personalized digital file to download from my Etsy shop here and just print it out on card stock (which is just a thicker paper) so its not flimsy with the weight of the heart crayon.
Simply cut out the template and use double-sided sticky tape to stick it to the card and you’re done!
These melted crayon hearts are so simple, easy and a perfect “non-candy” gift to make with your little one!
So what did you think of this super easy project? If you tried it, I would love to see some pictures in the comments section below!