DIY Heart Shaped Crayons

This year Annabelle needed little valentines to bring to school and to The Yoga Babies Valentine’s Day Party.  So, after searching Pinterest for ideas, I decided to try making heart shaped crayons.  (The particular pin I found lead me to the blog Goodknits.  I followed Lisa’s instructions for making the hearts, and even ordered the pan she recommended from Amazon, which worked perfectly.)

I must admit, these little Valentines from start to finish took me awhile.  But, what can I say?  I like this kind of stuff.

Sorting CrayonsAfter I unwrapped all the crayons, Annabelle and I broke them up and sorted them by color.  Then we filled the heart shaped pan with crayons pieces.

Grouping Crayons By ColorAnnabelle was so excited to see the crayons melt.  She couldn’t wait to see them when they came out of the oven.  Once they were cool, she helped me pop them out of the silicone pan.

Heart Shaped CrayonsThen she claimed one and happily started coloring away.

Writing With Heart CrayonsTo make Valentines using the crayon hearts, I mounted the hearts (using a glue dot) onto circles I cut out of different colored card stock.  On Goodknits she used the phrase “You Color My World” on her Valentines, which I thought was cute.

You Color My WorldI also found a few other phrases online.  “Have A Colorful Valentine’s Day”…

Have A Colorful Valentine's Day!And “Have A Happy Valentine’s Day…For Crayon Out Loud”… which was my favorite.

For Crayons Out Loud!When I was done mounting the hearts and writing out colorful phrases (umm, yeah, I made A LOT)…

Heart Crayons Valentines…I wrapped them up in plastic baggies tied with a ribbon.  Then, I cut out little hearts to write each child’s name on…

Wrapped Heart Shaped ValentinesI think they came out pretty cute.  What crafty valentines have you and your little ones been working on?

P.S. I’ll be back on Wednesday to share Annabelle’s 2013 Picture Valentine.  You can check out past years here.

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Comments

  1. Adorable!!!! And we absolutely LOVED the valentine Annabelle sent us on the mail! Amazing!!!! Xxxxx Carrie and the fan

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  2. This looks like such a fun thing to do!! As a kid I would have loved to get one of these!

  3. Oh I love this! I wish I had a heart shaped tin! Guess I”ll have to get one (when they go on sale after Thursday!) for next year!

  4. These are really, really cute! What a fun alternative for kids valentines!
    Kenley

  5. I love it, just beautiful !!

  6. Wow, these turned out AMAZING, Kelly! I love them. I can’t believe how many you made – you must have the patience of a saint!

  7. Love all the different colours and the way you packaged them is soooo cute!

  8. They came out great!

  9. Very cute!

  10. They ARE very cute! And the picture with them all (hum, yeah, you made a lot lol!) is gorgeous!

  11. Kelly, these look great! This is a fun project and you made so many of them! :-)

  12. These are just darling! One of the most creative and practical Valentines creations I have seen. And I love how you clustered them by color family. Just be-au-ti-ful.

  13. What an awesome idea, I love it!

    Clare x

  14. Love new ideas. Thanks for posting. Wow! The little one’s in my life will love this!

  15. This is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Love it :)
    They are very, very cute!

  16. My kids would LOVE this for next year. Or any holiday really, I know they have different pans with all sorts of shapes. Little Shamrocks? How cute would that be for ‘crayon out loud! (that’s my favorite too!). Seriously, where did you find the time to do this? You must never sleep!
    ~Erin

  17. Love non-edible “treats” for classroom handouts. So cute!

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