February 6, 2011

Crayon Valentines

I have been dying to try this for a long time and Valentine's Day was the perfect time!

What you need:

-crayons with paper taken off
-silicone baking mat/tin
-oven

It doesn't get any easier than that!  I got my silicone baking mat/tin at Hobby Lobby (40% off) so that was a great find.  They also have a lot of other shapes on their baking aisle. 

Snap your crayons in fourths.  And having a cute little helper to do this doesn't hurt either.  ;)  Don't know if it was a good thing teaching a 2 1/2 year old to break crayons!  Oh well, he was a big help!



For the thickness that I wanted, I used 5 crayons for one heart.  I played around using two and three different colors and I liked them both.  I will say that the dark colors are more dense, so I would definitely add more light crayons vs. dark crayons to each heart.  For example, use one dark blue crayon and 4 yellow crayons. 



Put them on a baking sheet (just in case something spills) and put them in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.


There will be air bubbles when you first take them out, but they eventually pop.  The first set that I did, I took a toothpick and tried popping all of them.  I got tired of that and come to find out, they pop on their own.  Also, these would be considered the "bottom" of the crayons.  When you pop them out, the tops are so pretty!

After about 3-5 minutes, put them in the freezer to set up.  Only leave them in there for about 7 minutes.  Set a timer because if you forget about them and leave them in a long time, they will develop a white film on the top of them and you have to start the process all over again.

Pop them out of the mold and WHALAAAA!!!


I'm giving 2 "crayons" to each of Spencer's classmates as their Valentine from him.  I used cellophane bags that I got at Wal Mart.  The ones I got were too big, so I had to cut the tops off of them before adding the topper.


I made the toppers using Photo Shop and printed them on card stock.  With just two staples, you've completed your sweet little Valentines!  I will be more than happy to send you the jpg file of the toppers if you become a follower of my blog and comment and tell me who you are going to make these for!  Be sure and leave your email address!

Sorry about the glare on the cellophane...



9 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Kara! Your crayons turned out so nicely. :) I love this idea as a treat for a preschool class. My daughter's friends would love it. Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon!

kt said...

I just did this the other day too!!! Using candy molds...but silicone is a way better idea!

Gram and PaPaw said...

Those are precious! You come up with the cutest ideas. I wish I had a tenth of your creativity.

Kathy said...

Those are wonderful, what a great idea. Bet the kids loved them!

Sassy Sites! said...

We are hosting a Valentine linkup party over at Sassy Sites! I would love to have you stop by and link up this Valentine post (and ANY other valentine post you have!) xoxo!!

<3 Marni

Bridget said...

so cute!! I'm going to make these for my son's daycare class.
I would love to get a copy of the bag topper. Thanks so much!

nicholsab@yahoo.com

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness! Great minds think alike! I am making star shaped ones today for my little guy to give at preschool. I'd love to be able to use your topper and not have to make my own!

Shelly at
evenings-and-weekends.blogspot.com
e-mail me:
eveningsandweekendscrafts@gmail.com

sugarswings said...

great idea for valentines!!!

Anonymous said...

Going to make these for my Daughters Kindergarden class and the Day care!

silveradodiesel0@aol.com

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