Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Crayons

9 Feb

Heart Crayons

My daughter and her boys, Kylan and Caden, made these cute Valentine’s Day heart-shaped crayons for Kylan to give to his classmates. 

She used heart-shaped silicone baking cups for the molds and regular crayons.   I like the way the baking cups formed the  scalloped edges…makes them look more “special”.

boys helping out

First, Kylan and Caden removed the paper wrapper from the crayons.   To make it easier for them, Katie took a knife and slit down the length of the paper wrapper first.     She gave the boys two bowls, one for the paper and one for the crayons…very smart.   She told me that Kylan, the oldest, said later that it was “hard work”.   I think she said she bought 5 boxes of 48 count crayons (for $1 each)…so yea, that probably was hard work unwrapping all those crayons!

crayon pieces in cups

In each baking cup, she used 3 crayons broken into pieces.   Once she decided which colors she wanted to use, she placed the pieces in the baking cups.   She put them into a 350 degree preheated oven, and baked them for 12-15 minutes, or until they were melted.

melting done

This is what they looked like when she pulled them out of the oven.   She placed them in the freezer to speed up the cooling process, then popped them out, and repeated the process.   Once they were completely cooled, she placed 3 in small gift bags. 

What a cute idea…Katie, you and the boys did good, and I’m sure the kids will enjoy coloring with their new Valentine’s Day crayons.  

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