This is such a fun and easy craft to do with all ages. These are great to give as little Valentines’ tokens or to make and bring into your child’s school, they are also really cute to fill a vase with and then put flowers in.
Anyway, this is very easy and does not require reaaly strict instructions.
You will need: Crayons, heart shape pan/muffin pan, a cooling rack and patience
First gather all your broken crayons, these work best, but if you need to buy some that is fine also, you will just need to break then to fit in the pan. We divided them into colors that I thought most fit the Valentines’ theme, pink, red, white, but a heart crayon can be any color you choose.
Heat your oven to about 200, this is again not a strict temp, it needs to be warm enough to melt the wax, but not hot enough to cook it.
Peel all the paper off your crayons, here is where the patience is needed this can take a bit.
Break your crayons into pieces that will fit into your pan. Put the pan into the oven, check in about 3-5 minutes, this will all depend on the size of your heart pan and then number of crayons that fit in each space.
Once all the wax has melted and congealed (love that word;) we found it was best to pop the pan on a cooling rack into the fridge to let the was reharden, and they popped right out quite easily for the most part.
Then grab some paper and try them out, or give them away or do whatever your little heart desires:)
i hate play doh lol gets every where and i forgot how you make the back round blury and make one thing stick out i love that first pirtcue
Thank you, it is really neat to see how the crayons come out when all the colors mix together. Have fun!
Flippin’ AWESOMENESS!!!I am gwonirg a list of recycled/upcycled furniture/home decor makers across the globe. This is so exciting!Thanks for posting.I’ll be adding these to the list
Thanks Doris, this is a great way to rescue those broken pieces of crayons!
this is so cool! I have been looking for some pretty diy ideas for valentine’s day, I will definitely try this out
Thank you SOOOO much for the furteae! I am shocked and thrilled to be in such amazingly talented company – those are totally some of my most favorite projects from the week! Can’t wait to display my shiny new furteaed button! : )-Mel