DIY: NOT SO SWEET, BUT OH SO CUTE VALENTINES

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I had so many of you reaching out to me via IG about how Chacha and I made her little homemade crayon heart valentines, that I thought I’d whip up a blog post with quick and easy directions! If you hurry, you’ll still have time to quickly bust out a batch of these for your class valentines… Seriously the hardest part was peeling the broken crayons!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • broken crayons

  • silicone molds (I found heart shaped ones in the baking section at Michaels)

  • cardstock

  • zots (little circle glue dots found at local craft store)

  • pens, scissors, plastic sleeve to wrap valentines

I used silicone  heart molds  similar to this…

I used silicone heart molds similar to this…

ZOTS: glue dots  that are perfect for sticking crayons to yardstick

ZOTS: glue dots that are perfect for sticking crayons to yardstick

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Collect broken crayons (I asked my kids’ school teachers too which was super helpful) and peel all the paper off. Break crayons into little pieces so you can mix and match colors.

  2. Place broken crayons into silicone molds and bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool for 7-10 minutes before popping it out of the mold.

  3. Cut cardstock down to size to fit inside the plastic sleeve. Use lots to attach crayon hearts to the cradstock. I wrote “COLOR YOUR HEART OUT” in black pen and had my daughter sign her name at the bottom saying handmade by: WITH HER NAME FOLLOWING.


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!

DIY, KidsMonica LempertComment