Crayon Hearts

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Homemade Valentine Crayon Heart Card
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages school-age

Both the Maurer family of Houston, Texas, as well as the Wianecki family of Barnegat, New Jersey, wrote in to tell us about this Valentine's Day craft idea. The families gather crayon nubs and recycle them into swirly, useable valentines. We can't think of a better way to say, "I melt for you."

Want more Valentine's Day craft ideas? Check out these V-Day printables!

What you'll need

  • Crayon pieces
  • Heart-shaped metal cookie or muffin tin (our hearts are about 1 1/2 inches across)
  • Scrap paper
  • Double-sided foam mounting tape
  • Scissors
  • Colored card stock
  • Marker

How to make it

  1. Heat the oven to 250°.

  2. Crayon Hearts - Step 2

    Fill each mold with crayon pieces and bake until the crayons melt, about 10 to 15 minutes. Tip: Place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips.

  3. Crayon Hearts - Step 3

    Once they're cool, remove the hearts from the molds and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.

  4. Use small pieces of foam tape to stick each heart to a 3-inch circle cut from card stock -- or use our template, then add your message.

    Suggested messages:
    You color my world
    Valentine, you make my heart melt
    Have a happy Valentine's Day, for "crayon" out loud!

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