Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's Crayons

Welcome to day 12 of Toys In The Dryer 14 Days of Valentines!
From February 1-14 we'll be doing non-stop Valentines posts to celebrate this lovely holiday!

Some of you may remember our previous post on making your own crayons. Well now we'll take it a step further. Valentines gifts!  It's a really easy project and your kids will be a hit this Valentines Day with these special Valentines.
heart shaped crayons
Here is what you will need:
Crayons (oodles and oodles)
heart shaped mold
Valentine's cardstock
plastic bags

Step 1: gather up all the crayons you want to use and peel (the not so fun part)

heart shaped crayons

Step 2: chop with a chef knife (or break with your hands) each crayon into 4-5 pieces
heart shaped crayons
Step 3: pre-heat your oven to 350degrees F and fill each heart shaped mold half way with the crayons
heart shaped crayons
Step 4: bake crayons for 10 minutes and CAREFULLY remove them after the 10 minutes (if you set them aside and do not disturb them until they are hardened the colors will not mix together and make one solid brown color rather, they will stay multicolored)
heart shaped crayons
 Step 5: let crayons re-harden (or cheat and set them in the freezer) and then remove them from the mold
heart shaped crayons
Step 6: print off (or hand write) a special Valentine's note on pretty card stock paper. I used "You color me happy Valentine!"

heart shaped crayons
 Step 7: place crayon and note into a clear bag and tie shut.

heart shaped crayons
My son is giving these to the kids in his class this year and my twins liked it so much that I had to go to the store and purchase more crayons to make them heart Valentines for their friends too!

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