Thursday, February 12, 2015

Crayon Hearts

A few years ago I gave away crayon hearts as Valentines, and figured I would do it again. It's easy, fun to put together and a non-candy item for our school kiddos (our school is nut-free and just easier to make non-candy items).

Here is my how-to in case you missed it last time, a little late, but still something fun you can do tomorrow or Saturday the 14th!  I figured my daughters would love make them with me as a fun mom and daughter project too, as crayons are their favorite art medium. Here are the step by steps that I put together from several recipe sites:

Crayon Hearts

1) First buy or get together a bunch of crayons and put them in a bowl of hot water.  This helps get the paper wrappers off really fast.  See how that pink one is already peeling off? I also ordered a bunch of Pink and Red crayons in bulk on Amazon.

2) Then decide on what color hearts you want and break them into pieces to fit into a heart shaped mold.  I used the silicone heart shape by Wilton and it makes extra deep crayons and also a Whoopie pie container (make sure to spray it or grease it first for non-stick).

I made mostly reds/pinks for the girls, and multi-colors for the boys.

3) Bake them in a 250 degreed oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until melted.  Don't overcook them.  Remove from oven and let them cool for about an hour before trying to pop them out.  Once cool, use a butter knife to pop them out.  You can see the difference in the molds below.  The one on the left (blue) is in the woopie pie pan and the one on the right is the one from the silicon pan.

4) Then put them in little clear treat bags and printed out some labels on my printer from here:

Here are a few cute sayings you can make for your heart valentines:

"You Make My Heart Melt" ( you can even glue the crayon heart onto this free printable card)
"You Color My World" and click here for a link for a free printable
"Color Your Heart Out"


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