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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Heart Shaped Crayons

These adorable heart shaped crayons make great gifts for kids and are a great way to recycle broken crayons.

You will need...

Crayons (can be new or "nubs")
Oven (preheated to 200 degrees)
Heart shaped tins (or you can use regular a cupcake pan but they will just be circles)
Cookie sheet (I suggest using an older one in case there is spillage!)


I found these great little heart shaped aluminum cups at Target for less than $3.
 


Remove paper from crayons and break into pieces. Place the cups on the cookie sheet. Place crayon pieces in the cups.  I separated them into pinks/purples/reds, blues/greens, and orange/yellow.



Bake at 200 degrees until melted (about 20 minutes).  Check them often.  Let them cool completely in the oven. I left them overnight but a few hours would be long enough.


Carefully take the crayons out of the cups.  The cups I had were easily torn to remove.  If they are in a cupcake pan it will be easier to remove if you pop them in the freezer for a bit.



How cute are these?  I wrapped them in tissue paper to give to Finley's friends for Valentine's day.

Note:  I had a lot of the heart shaped cups left over so I made brownies in them!

Happy Crafting!
Ames

3 comments:

Tina

Your blog is amazing!!! I love to do craft with my 14 month old daughter during the days because we love to make stuff for daddy to hang in his office at work. I check your blog almost daily for new ideas! Keep up the fabulous work!!! -Tina and Riley

Rachel Hamilton

I love a craft that is a useful gift. We made it tonight with my four-year-old for her neighbors. They look like modern art. and she did almost all of the work once she understood the concept. Thanks!

Ames

Thanks for the kind words! Glad you are enjoying the crafts!!! Keep checking back...lots more to come :)

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