This project is sure to excite imaginative artists of all ages and is a great way to repurpose old broken crayons lying around the house, too. These custom crayons make the perfect, personal Valentines for kids or even adorable party favors.
What You Need
Crayons (old broken crayons or new crayons)
Silicone Baking/Candy/Soap Molds (at least 1.2 to 2" height/width)
Pre-cut paper or cards
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Remove all the paper from the crayons, then, using a kitchen knife, cut the crayons into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the more colors you'll be able to fit in your mold.
Place the crayon pieces into the mold. You can sprinkle in lots of colors to make a kaleidoscope of colors or you can stick to a specific color palette. Make sure to mound the crayons all the way to the top of the mold, because as the crayons melt, they will sink into the mold. So, in this case, more is better.
Place Silicone Mold on a baking sheet lined with tin foil in case the melted crayons spill over the edges. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes (time will vary depending on oven).
When crayons are completely melted, remove them from the oven.
Allow the mold to cool until the crayons are hard to the touch, or you can put them in the freezer for 10 minutes. Once cool, carefully pop out the crayons from the mold.
Create your Valentines using pre-cut cards, stationery, hearts, or anything that strikes your fancy. I used a glue gun to adhere the crayons to the cards. Wrapping twine or string around the crayons to the cards could work, too.