Step 8: Create Your Valentine!

We really couldn’t believe how wonderful the crayons turned out. My daughter was very skeptical the first time we tried this DIY project, but she loved the results so much, we tried another batch happily. We even had to keep a few, because she didn’t want to give them all away. She, unlike me, is great at crafts, so she’s now busy at work making handmade Valentine’s Day cards for her classmates. Once she’s all done, we’ll use some double-sided tape to attach a crayon or two to the outside of the envelopes so that everyone in her class can enjoy a great Valentine’s Day.

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.
<p>These turned out so cute, and simple enough for the kids to do! They loved creating each individual design, for each kid in their class ( and a few for home too). Now, we want/need more used crayons...took five years of saving old crayons :( We want to do it again!!</p>
<p>Great idea!!!!</p>
This is brilliant! Thank you!
That is an awesome idea I'll try it this year
Thanks for the tips - I will definitely have to try them out next time!
I think this is a wonderful idea.. I've never thought that crayons can be re-made like soaps and candles.. <br>This weekend, I'll let my kids make their own new crayons !
Hello Bouncey, <br> Our family loves to make these crayons. We have found that soaking the crayons in cool water will help get all of the paper off. Some Crayons have paper that gets really stuck on. We have also used glitter. The super fine works well but the bigger stuff not so much. You also have to kind of coat the crayons otherwise the glitter ends up in one spot. I dip the crayon in warm water for just a few seconds then roll in glitter. Good luck and Great instructable.

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