Sunday, February 14, 2016

Heart Crayon DIY

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today, my little family celebrated with hugs and kisses, sweet treats, and this Valentine DIY craft made with melted crayola crayons!
To begin this DIY, you will need to gather all old crayons lying around the house. I happened to purchase a new set of Crayola crayons because I found it easier to remove the labels from the newer crayons. I used a pair of scissors to make a slit down the length of the crayon to remove the labels.

Once the labels are all removed, my son and I had fun breaking each crayon into very small pieces. 

I then chose to separate the crayons into monochromatic colors for a more cohesive look. I purchased Wilson's heart-shaped silicone mold to bake the crayons. We added about 1/2 teaspoon of glitter to the bottom of the baking mold for a little extra sparkle! Next, we filled the baking mold about 3/4 deep with the broken crayons.

Now place in your pre-heated oven at 300 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the liquified crayons from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes or until completely hard.

Once finished baking, I cut out a simple heart stencil on white watercolor paper and added a sweet love stamp message. I then dressed up the hearts with a little twine!

From start to finish, my little family and I had so much fun preparing and baking this Valentine's craft. It's also a pretty, sugar free gift to give to little friends or classroom Valentine's.

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