This may look like a Valentine’s Day project–and, yes, it certainly could be!–but in our house these adorable crayon hearts are for a certain little girl’s birthday party at the end of the month!
These melted crayon hearts are super simple to make and a great reuse project for any old, broken crayons you have lying around.
First gather your crayons and peel the paper off each of them, a favorite kid activity in our house:
Using your hands, break each crayon into several small pieces so that they will fit inside your mold. We used silicone molds that are meant for candy-making and are available in a wide variety of shapes including dinosaurs, shoes and purses, or the hearts shown above. Amazon or your local baking supply store has you covered.
Unfortunately, the downside to using these cute molds for this project is that once you’ve melted crayons in them you can no longer bake with them. Sigh.
Place the molds in a preheated 250 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until the crayons have completely melted:
Let them cool for twenty minutes and then pop them out of the mold:
Your new, adorable chunky crayons are ready to use!
Or, in our case, ready to place into favor bags for our guests. Such fun!