Saturday, February 13, 2010

making heart crayons

For Valentines day, Allie and I took a bunch of old and broken crayons and recycled them into pretty crayons to give to classmates! We used a silicone mold to make cute heart shapes. It was a quick and easy way to make use of our excess crayon stash. We then made cards on the computer that said "valentine you make my world colorful" complete with a pretty heart in the center to affix the crayon onto. The pictures above show my assistant and I working on our project. I did learn (after the project was over) that if you soak your crayons in cold water first it makes taking the labels off MUCH easier! Something to remember for next time! :)


Life Is Beautiful said...

Great idea! Very cute. How did you melt them? Microwave? Stove top?

Jennifer said...

We simply put the crayons in the silicone cupcake holders and then melted them in the oven for about 10 minutes (I had to check the first batch several times to make sure it was melted). We mixed colors to get a swirled look for each crayon. We added some glitter and metalic crayons and they looked really cool mixed and melted. A very fun activity.