Craft Corner: Make a Homemade Crayon Heart Valentine

๐Ÿ’– Kids can recycle old crayons into a special Valentineโ€™s Day gift for friends and family

By Melissa Basgall, Macaroni Kid Downtown/South Kansas City February 10, 2021

If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift this year, these adorable crayon hearts are a simple, fun, and affordable idea. Plus, it’s a fun activity for the kids!

What You Need:

  • Used crayons (you will need quite a few)
  • Silicone heart molds 

What You Do:

  • Preheat oven to 250หšF.
  • Peel crayons from wrappers.
  • Break crayons into small pieces (no bigger than ½-inch long).
  • Place crayons into molds and place molds on a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Cool for 4-6 hours. Or place in freezer for 30 minutes.

You can make your hearts with any combination of colors! These make an easy Valentine's gift for classmates and friends, or simply as a way to recycle old crayons around your own house.

Bonus: Add one of our adorable FREE printable Valentine's Day cards to your gift!