Cute Crayon Valentine's Craft for Kids

Updated on February 8, 2019
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Valentine's Day is around the corner. It's a time for cute cards and sweet treats, and celebrating friendship and love. My family keeps it low key for this holiday by just enjoying a nice dinner and a movie together. However, my son and I love creating our own cute crafts. We like to think outside the box and do something completely creative and fun.

This year, we decided to try our hand at making our own cute crayons. We have a Crayola Crayon Maker, but that only allows us to be creative with color combinations. I have a Valentine's Day themed cookie sheet that collects dust in the cupboard, so we decided to make cute crayon valentines this year. If you're a parent, chances are you have a box of old, broken crayons sitting around in your house. We certainly do. Who throws away crayons? No one. You collect them in an old box or bucket and use them to color.

This is a fun, simple craft that allows you to get creative with color combinations and shapes. All you need are old crayons and a mold. These cute crayons would be a perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day cards and candy that you buy at the store for your child's classroom party. Pair them with a little notepad or a few sheets of paper and you have a unique gift that all the kids will love!

All you need are old crayons and a cookie sheet mold.
All you need are old crayons and a cookie sheet mold.

Materials Needed:

  • Old crayons
  • Cookie Sheet Mold

How to Make Crayon Hearts

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2. Peel the wrapping off the crayons, and break them into tiny pieces.

Peel the paper off the crayons.
Peel the paper off the crayons.

3. Arrange the crayons in your cookie sheet mold.

Let your kids choose different color options to pair together. Get creative and have fun!

Break crayons into small pieces and arrange them in your mold.
Break crayons into small pieces and arrange them in your mold.

4. Place your cookie sheet mold in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the crayons have fully melted.

Place them in the oven at 170 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until all the wax has melted.
Place them in the oven at 170 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until all the wax has melted.

5. Once the crayons have melted completely, pull the cookie sheet mold out of the oven. Allow the wax to cool and harden.

Allow the wax to cool and harden.
Allow the wax to cool and harden.

6. Pop the mold in the freezer for 20 minutes or so to speed up the hardening process.

Place the cookie sheet mold in the freezer for 20 minutes to speed up the hardening process. This also makes it easier to remove the crayons from the mold.
Place the cookie sheet mold in the freezer for 20 minutes to speed up the hardening process. This also makes it easier to remove the crayons from the mold.

7. Carefully remove the crayons from the mold.

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Cute Valentine crayons.They are so detailed and pretty!
Cute Valentine crayons.
Cute Valentine crayons.
They are so detailed and pretty!
They are so detailed and pretty!

8. Give Crayons as Gifts

Wrap the crayons individually in little baggies to hand out at Valentine's, or keep them for yourself and have fun coloring!

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      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        2 weeks ago from Ohio

        Thank you, Lora! They were a lot of fun to make!

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        Lora Hollings 

        2 weeks ago

        What a great craft idea to use for old crayons and at the same time create new ones for Valentine's Day gifts! I'm sure kids would love to make and receive these for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing.

      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        2 weeks ago from Ohio

        Thank you so much! :)

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I think this is a very cute idea. Valentine's day can be a little more fun when you do somthing unique like this.

        Have a greatg week Alyssa.

      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        2 weeks ago from Ohio

        Thank you so much! :) You can keep the snow. Please don't send it our way. haha!

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        Bill Holland 

        2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        Those are cute, and that is such a simply activity....very nice! Passing it on.

        Have a great week! We finally got our first snow last night. It is beautiful in this state when it snows.

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