DIY Heart Crayons!

A great Valentine’s Day or rainy day project

 

This project is really fun and I definitely recommend doing this with your kid(s) or even alone if this is a relaxing thing for you. Something about making your own crayons and then popping them out of a silicone mold is so satisfying.

These crayons are great for:

  • Goody bags
  • Valentine’s Day cards
  • A fun treat 

Read on for an easy step-by-step guide to make your own crayons, along with how it went for us.

**IF YOU HAVE A KID WHO WON’T SIT STILL FOR A LONG TIME, PEEL THE CRAYONS FIRST!! Although if you’re doing this project at the last minute, like I did, you won’t really have a choice.

MATERIALS:

  • 1 silicone baking mold in the shape of your choice (I chose hearts)
  • old/broken crayons (if you use good quality crayons to begin with, you will have good quality heart shaped crayons; same thing goes if you use crayons that aren’t so great)
  • oven set to 150 degrees

Step 1: Find a silicone mold  (I used a heart shaped silicone ice tray, see link at bottom of post).

Step 2: Collect all of the old crayons in your home

Step 3: START PEELING! If your kid is only 2 years old like mine, you will be doing this part yourself. TIP: Peel THEN break crayons, not the other way around. If this takes too long, your child may also be having a snack or meal (or in our case, soup) at this time.

Peel those crayons!

 

Soup-break!

Step 4: Have your kid break the crayons and place them into the silicone molds. Any color combinations will do; they all look really pretty and marbleized in the end.

Make sure all of the crayons are peeled, first!

 

 

Let the kids go nuts; all color combos look great here

Step 5: Place silicone mold into the oven. Bake at 150 degrees until crayons all have melted; they’ll look pretty liquid-y. If you’re using the toaster oven to do this, make sure it’s set to ‘bake’ and not ‘toast.’ Toasting your crayons will NOT melt them (whoops).

Step 6: Remove silicone mold and place in a safe area to cool.

 

We’re almost done!

Step 7: Now comes the best part; turn silicone mold upside-down and pop crayons out!!


 These make a great project for home or a really adorable Valentine’s Day gift for your kid’s friends!

 

I like to put paper in the gift bag so kids can color immediately

Isla and I had so much fun making these together. With the exception of her break for some soup in the middle, she was really into this project from start to finish.

If you enjoyed reading this blog post, please share it with your friends! Pin it on Pinterest! Go on Instagram and tag @islabands/#islabands in the photos of you doing this with your kid(s)!

Here are some items that I used during this project. I am an Amazon Affiliate. Hope you like!

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