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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Crayons

This is such a fun and simple craft to do with your kiddos! We love crayons around here, and always seem to have an ample supply of broken ones. Creating our own crayon shapes was an easy and inexpensive way to create a homemade Valentine gift for our friends!

First we rounded up all of our broken crayons. The kiddos helped peel the outer "shells" off, and we broke them into small pieces.

My little people then sorted the pieces by color, gave our mold a good shot of non-stick spray and filled it with the colorful bits.

We then popped them in a 275 degree preheated oven and baked them for about 8 minutes, just until the crayons began to melt.  I pulled them out of the oven and swirled them with a toothpick.

I'm impatient, so instead of allowing them to cool on the counter, I then put them in the freezer.  About 20 minutes later we popped the little guys out and had crayon hearts galore!

They will make darling little Valentine gifts for the preschool friends....and the mommies will appreciate that they don't result in a sugar high!


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