We found this to be an awesome idea because it accomplishes several goals all at once:
• It’s a creative idea for kids to hand to her classmates that doesn’t involve more sugar;
• This is a craft the kids will love and definitely use (the hearts are the perfect size for their little hands); and
• You have a great use for all the broken home crayons and “leftover restaurant” crayons. Surely, I’m not the only one who feels bad that those three or four free crayons will just be thrown away after the kids have barely used them.
Of course, the greatest part of this DIY project, especially for this non-crafty, wanna-be-crafty mom, is that it was so easy!
• Broken/unwanted crayons
• Silicone cookie/candy mold and/or Non-stick cookie/candy mold
• Cutting board
Step 1: Gather all the broken crayons lying around the house
Step 3: Chop the crayons into smaller pieces
Step 4: Divide the crayons into the molds
Step 5: Baking Time!
Step 6: Cool Down
Step 7: Removing the Crayons
Step 8: Create Your Valentine!
Maybe next time we do this I might add some really fine glitter - has anyone had success with that?
If you like this idea for recycled crafts you can check out our blog Project: Greenify (a sister site of Bounce Energy) for more great crafty ideas.