Stop the clock!! Every year Littlest and I always try to make his class Valentine’s together and in a week or so he’s going to be nine. NINE. Could this be the last year?? Say it isn’t so. Please?
This year we spied some Melted Crayon Kids Valentines on Pinterest and thought they would be fun to make. Unfortunately the pin here did not list who made these but I would really love to give them credit if anyone knows.
The process is really simple and here are the supplies you need: (affiliate links provided)
20 – 24 high quality crayons such as Crayola (high quality brands contain more wax)
High Temperature Hot Glue Gun(I have this one – it’s cordless!!)
Printable Valentine Cards (provided for free below or you can make your own)
- Unwrap all of the crayons – we like to use a variety of colors – yellow stands out well.
- Preheat the oven to 200*.
- Using a sharp knife, chop the crayons into 1/2″pieces (approx. – adults should do this step).
- Place 3-4 colors into each heart shaped cavity in the silicone mold (depending on how many you are making).
- Don’t be afraid to really fill the hearts and that the crayons are a little higher than the molds – they melt down!
- Place the mold onto a parchment lined cookie sheet in case of leakage.
- Bake for 10 – 15 minutes and then check to ensure the wax is melted (depending on your oven it could take a few minutes longer but be sure to watch closely). Ours took 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, at least an hour, before popping the crayon hearts out of the molds.
- While they are cooling, be sure to write your “To” and “From” notes on the back of each printable (see free download below).
- Using a few dots (or a small glob) of hot glue, attach the heart crayons to the printable Valentines.
- Work quickly doing one at a time since the hot glue will start to melt the wax so you want to adhere it to the card stock and press it good. Of the 20 we had to re-do about four.
- If desired, staple a colorful pack of Skittles candy to the back of each as it goes with the theme (candy is not required, however). 😉
- Alternately you could place each completed Valentine and candy into clear treat bags.
I’ll admit we debated about the candy part. So much candy! But we decided the Skittles would work nicely so I went with it since we purge their holiday candy with each new holiday (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter…).
You can download the free printable just below. I just email the file to my local Staples (or whatever office supply store you have nearby) and have them print for me on card stock or you can print at home with a good quality color printer. You will get four Valentines per sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock.
They turned out super cute, candy or not! And, on this almost mid-January weekend, his Valentine’s are done. This likely means I’ll be behind for the rest of the year but, just for for today, I am happy to be a little bit ahead. 😉
And, since Littlest still loves crafts and helping me out in the kitchen, maybe we’ll have at least one more year of making Valentines together. A Mama can hope.
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.