Valentine Card Idea with Crayons

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posted on February 4, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Valentine's Day

Valentine Card Idea with Crayons

Fun, fast and easy valentine card idea with crayons!

valentine crayon

I  had to try this out!!! I saw it on Chef Messy. My kids and I had so much fun making these. We actually did it twice because we learned a few things from the first time…see below.

1.  Get the crayons and peel the labels off.  (Hint:  use nicer crayons…the old ones that are speckled with every other color don’t turn out as pretty.)

2.  Sort your colors

3.  Cut into 3 or 4 chunks

4.  Place like colors into each  mold.  Although I did all red colors and added just 1 chunk of yellow for some contrast

valentine crayon

5.  Use a flexible mold.  I don’t know how you’d get them out of the metal pan.  You can get them at the craft store in the candy making section.

6.  Put in the oven for 13 minutes at 250 degrees.

valentine crayon

7.  Wait until they cool and pop them out.

Another Hint: The first batch we added all colors and they turned out dark and ugly.  If you are trying to go with  fun colors, don’t use the black, brown, or dark gray.   I know this is simple, but I had to do it twice and I just wanted you to skip the ‘ruin the first batch’ step.

Put them in a bag, add a slogan and WaLa you’ve got your kid’s non-sugary Valentine’s day cards completed!

Valentine Card Idea with Crayons

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COMMENTS
  1. February 4th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Rebekah says:
    i'm doing this for my son's class. can't wait, thanks for the tip on the black, brown and gray crayons!!!
  2. February 4th, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Julie says:
    I am SO going to steal this idea for Ava's class!! Thank you for being you and sharing all your great ideas :)
  3. February 4th, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Danielle says:
    I tried this too. They turn out so cute! I had to use a cookie sheet under the flexible mold after I spilled melted crayon the first time. Oops...
    • February 4th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
      Alison says:
      Thanks for pointing that out!!!
  4. February 4th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Hinke says:
    This is really cool !!!

    Are they still usable as crayons?
    • February 4th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
      Alison says:
      Yep, but they are better...or so my 5 year old says:)
  5. February 4th, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    jules p says:
    Well, I have made these before in regular muffin tins. I just sprayed with vegetable oil and then added the crayons. Baked and they popped right out for me.
    I love your too.
  6. February 4th, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Christa says:
    love this idea, thank you so much!! my daughter can't wait to make these for her class...and I really love that she can make them!
  7. February 4th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    Sonja says:
    These are so awesome! We made them for my daughter's preschool class for Christmas. We bagged them and put a label to seal the bag. The label said "Hope you have a colourful Christmas!"

    Oh, and I made them in a regular muffin tin (now my craft tin). When they were done in the oven, pop them in the fridge, and once cooled, they pop out like a hot-darn when flipped upsidedown!

    I love your website -- been lurking for awhile! CHEERS!
  8. February 5th, 2010 at 12:43 am
    Danelle says:
    I've made these a couple times with my kids. If you make a hole with a toothpick just before they are totally set you can string some yarn through and make them into necklaces. I've had them turn out well multi-colored, but the trick is to have equal amounts of dark/light colors and as was stated, avoid brown, grey, and black. Also, do not to stir or wiggle the wax. Mixing the warm wax together mixes the colors too much.
  9. February 5th, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Jenn says:
    Thank you for this GREAT idea! We are always doing fun things for my sons 1st grade class, and this one is new! The kids had a blast making them last night, and were so excited to be able to rip the paper off and break crayons. My 4 year old daughter said "Mommy, are you sure we can do this?" "Daddy might get mad."

    Thank you again!!
  10. February 5th, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    Eva says:
    I love this! I'm doing these right now for my mom who is a teacher. She's going to give them out as Valentines to her kids! I do have a question. Can I reuse the heart mold to actually make something edible if I wash it in the dishwasher? I don't want to accidentally poison anyone but assume I can if I wash it? Any ideas? Thanks. I love your site!
    • February 12th, 2010 at 12:18 am
      E says:
      Crayola's are non-toxic. Kids eat them all the time! :)
  11. February 8th, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    tara says:
    I really wanted to do this for my son's preschool class but I can't find a silicone pan! I'm also a teacher and wanted to give them to my students.
    I keep coming across the heart shaped ice cube trays but I wasn't sure it would stand up to the heat of the oven.
    • February 8th, 2010 at 7:43 pm
      Missy says:
      I think Alison got hers at Michael's
      • February 9th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
        Leigh Theo says:
        Not too long ago, I found some in the dollar spot at Target. It was a group of two mini silicone heart-shaped pans for $2.50 I think. I've also seen the bigger version at Michael's for $9.99. Use the 40% coupon for a great deal! HTH!
  12. February 9th, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    Dawn says:
    Alison, the boys and I made these last night. It was super easy and they had so much fun watching them melt in the oven! love...love...LOVE YOUR BLOG!! So fun!! Thanks!!
  13. January 20th, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    Sharla says:
    I've used metal pans. If you put some oil in them they pop right out! :) Thanks for the cute idea!
  14. February 4th, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    LaDonna says:
    I just finished making these with my 9yo daughter. We had a LOT of fun. They turned out soooo cool. I was hesitant about doing this because I couldn't find the silicone pan anywhere (not even Michaels), but bought a metal one (by Wilton) at Hobby Lobby. There were 6 hearts to a pan. After following the directions for melting them, I let them cool 10 minutes, then popped them in the freezer for about 3-5 minutes. They just slid out of the pan! Super easy!
  15. February 6th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    BrynAnne says:
    I don't know what I did wrong. I love this idea and want to make them right. I used Crayola crayons and a flexible mold but after they cooled the color and wax had started to separate. Anyone else had this problem? Maybe I should find a metal pan and stick them in the freezer??
    • February 7th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
      Brynanne says:
      Okay, so the trays I used were the problem. Originally I used the ice trays from the dollar section at Target. They were not silicone. Tried again with silicone muffin cups and they turned out perfect. Added some glitter to the bottom of the cups and some on top after the crayons melted so they are kind of sparkly. Hooray!
  16. January 30th, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Brittany says:
    What are some slogan ideas for the baggies??
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