11 February 2009

Crayon Hearts


I've been wanting to try this little project for quite a while now! I can't even remember where I first saw it, although since then I've seen it several places.


I used to throw away the broken bits of crayons from the kiddos' crayola box, but recently I've started saving them all whenever I clean out their box. This is a great way to recycle those broken pieces!
First, take your broken crayon pieces and strip all of the paper off. Cut them down into smaller bits if they aren't already small enough.
Next, preheat your oven to 175F. Then take your old muffin tin (or line one that you plan to still cook in with foil papers). I found this heart silicone pan on clearance at Michael's and it worked GREAT! You can also use candy or soap molds. Fill each slot with an inch-thick layer of crayons. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crayons are melted.

Allow the crayons to cool completely, then pop out and grab some coloring books!


9 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

What an inspired idea. I don't have old crayons but I bet I can find some. They would make a cute little gift.
Roberta Anne

Rachel and Jacob said...

super cute!!!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

How creative! I'll bet they are fun to color with too. Neat project!

Lee Anne said...

Those are so super cute! I want to post about these on my blog as well...do you mind if I borrow one of your photos and link back to you???? I know I won't be making any for a while but I don't want to forget this wonderful idea! I have been throwing all my kiddos broken crayons away...and they break a lot of them!

Betsy said...

What a great 'green' idea!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I tried that once many moons ago when my kiddos were little and we had crayons in our house. It didn't go so well. But then again, they have come out with that nifty silicone stuff that could make anything seem simple now. Cute project!

Kate said...

Oh I've wanted to try this for so long! I don't know why I always put it off. My kids love to take the wrappers off of crayons, so this would be super easy.

I just love the heart shapes. That would be such a fun gift to give.

Kari said...

Too cute! Bet the kids were super-excited to use them. =) Btw...I forgot to take pix again; could you do that for me when you get the package? =) haha

Nancy said...

What a fun project! I just threw away a bunch of little pieces of crayon. I'll have to remember this for next time.