These heart-shaped crayons are a fun and healthy alternative to sugary sweets. They’re simple so simple to make that even your toddler can partake in this family fun-time project. The recipe for this project is easy and universal and could easily be customized for any holiday, celebration, or treat. Have fun being crafty!
- Crayons – at least *2-3 of the big boxes (64 pc) yields about 18 (depends on the mold size and how thick of a crayon you want to make)
- Muffin Mold – I used a silicon muffin heart-shaped mold 2 ½” x 2 ¾”
- Card Stock – I used card stock scraps, which happened to be size 4 ¼” x 3”
- Non-Toxic and BPA-Free plastic Sleeve (Food Grade) – Again, I used what I had on hand and the size of the sleeve happened to be 4” x 6”
- Double-Side Tape
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
- Make sure all crayons are totally unwrapped – No Paper.
- Break down the crayons into ¼ size pieces (4’s)
- Fill the trays with the broken crayons till each mold is a ¼ full
- Put Mold in oven and let bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven, and stir with a toothpick. Put back in the oven and let bake for another 3 minutes
- Finally remove and let cool completely ( must be solid). Do not try to remove if soft, that means they’re still hot and crayons will fall apart.
- Once cooled, pop out the newly shaped crayons and put in a sleeve and insert the card stock
- Fold the top of the bag over and seal with double-sided tape. You can use single sided tape if you wish, but I chose to use the double, so the kids can reseal the bags and keep their cards and crayons safe.
Since my kid is in preschool and none of the kids are reading just yet, I thought to let my girl sign her name on 1 side of the card and leave the other side blank, so her friends have can have their own little canvas to sample their new crayons. However, if you wanted to send a greeting or message, you could use something like “Wishing you a colorful day!” or “Thanks for your colorful friendship!”
*The number of crayon boxes is a rough estimate since I used a bucket of broken crayons I‘d been collecting over time.