Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this year my boys and I have gotten an early start on handouts for school. Here’s what my oldest and I made for his friends.
The idea of melting down crayons has been floating around the internet so we decided to give it a try.
We made some heart crayons, adhered them to some printed cut out paper, then packaged them in little celephane bags with some polka dot printed tape (from Michael’s) to close them up.
To really personalize them we added my son’s picture on the back with his name made on Picnik (my favorite photo editing website which is closing in April…DA*%$@!).
Here’s the details:
I found these Silicone trays at Target for $2.50 (for two) in the dollar section.
We then broke up some old crayons and filled them full in the trays.
Bake at 225 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Be very careful when you remove from the oven!
Let them cool completely then pop them out.
I made a personalized circle tag to attach them to which you can download below.
I used a 2 1/2 inch circle punch to cut mine out but I’ve also added a few different versions with the circle outline in case you want to use scissors.
I then took a picture of my son and used my circle punch to cut out his face for a little more fun and personalization.
Here are the punches I used found at any craft store.
These repurposed crayons are so fun to use. Also a great alternative to the tons of candy they’ll be getting.