Sunday, February 12, 2012

You Melt My Heart!

Yay! It's the weekend...and what am I doing? Yeparoo, I am doing stuff for school. Hooray.

Actually, this is kind of a fun school project! It did take a bit longer than I expected though.

I decided to melt old crayons to make heart-shaped valentine's crayons for my kiddos this year since I figured they get enough candy from their friends and family! I saw several versions of this craft on Pinterest and websites.

To do this, I used a Wilton Mini-Heart pan from Michael's. Of course, you could use candy molds or other shapes, too. I think I will mount them on tag board and write a cute message or put them in a cellophane bag. Will have to figure that out tomorrow!

Here are some pics of the process. I'm visiting my parents this weekend, so my mom helped me peel crayons and my dad helped me chop them up! Score!Here are the color combinations I chose to use. I liked having some contrast, but staying within the same color family prevented mucky colors from forming.

I would recommend using cooking spray prior to putting the crayon pieces into the tray or mold you use. Bake at 250 degrees for about 15 minutes. I used a wooden skewer to achieve a marbled effect with some of mine.

Let the shapes cool thoroughly before popping them out of the mold. Putting them outside on a February night in Minnesota sure did the trick fast!

And...viola! A super cute, recycled, homemade gift for my students! Hope they like them almost as much as the candy they receive on Tuesday!

Let me know if you also try this idea! Hope everyone is having a more exciting weekend than me:)


  1. I wanted to try this and still may end up doing it. Please let me know if it turns out right. Good luck!


  2. I tried it last year...I didn't do something right, and it was a big old mess(in the High School home ec room)! Hope yours is more successful!!
    First Grade Blue Skies

  3. The last pictures show how they turned out....I think they turned out pretty well! Time consuming but very easy!

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