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Valentines Kids Crafts: Heart-Shaped Melted Crayons

Valentines Day is almost upon us, and before you settle down with a nice glass of wine and a relaxing dinner with your sweetheart, keep your other sweethearts engaged with some fun Valentines kids crafts. If you're like a lot of other kids growing up in the 80s and 90s, you probably remember experimenting in school or at home with melted crayons. Whether you used them to color on tin foil or make colorful swirled crayon hybrids, crayon crafts are always fun.

This year, share the same kind of fun with your kids! Here's a cool craft that takes mixed colored crayons, melts them down, and then uses heart-shaped cooking tins to create newer, better heart-shaped crayons. It's easy, it's interesting, and better yet, your kids will love it.

Here's what you need:

  • Oven
  • Broken crayon pieces (different colors)
  • Heart-shaped silicon mold (you can usually find these at craft stores, like Michael's)

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: Peel off crayon paper and break into smaller pieces (about an inch long)

Step 3: Split crayons evenly into heart mold. Make sure to mix light and dark colors evenly for the best results. OR if you want to get really artistic, place different hues of the same color in each mold. This will create a cool, marbled effect for each crayon. See below.

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Step 4: Put the mold into the oven, and bake crayons for 10 minutes or until the crayons are fully melted.

Step 5: Take out of the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Step 6: Pop out the crayons and start using them!

 

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