It’s that time of year again, we are making our way through February and Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Stuck in a rut and don’t know what to have your have kids give for Valentine’s or just looking for a fun and simple activity for you and your child? Well we want to share this fun and simple activity that you and your little one(s) will surely enjoy!
YOU WILL NEED:
*Mini heart-shaped silicone mold
*Glue gun or double sided tape
*Card stock or normal paper to print out the
Valentine’s cards (optional)
*Plastic baggies and twine
First off, gather all of your crayons. You can buy a brand new box or use this activity as a great way to use up all those broken crayons you might have lying around. You can use as many different colors as you desire, the more you use, the more colorful each heart crayon will be. Peel off the wrappers of each crayon (this part can be a bit time consuming, and what we find easier is to use an exacto knife and gently slice down the side of the crayon. Obviously, if a knife is used this is a job for the parent!).
Next step is to break the crayons into small pieces. You can do this by hand, or use a knife to chop up the crayons, whichever you prefer. After all the crayons are broken up, fill each heart mold with several different colors of your choice. You can purchase a heart shaped silicone mold at your local craft store, or from amazon.com. For stability, place your crayon filled mold on a cookie sheet so as not to spill any wax inside or outside your oven. Bake your crayons at 230 degrees for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool (to speed the cooling process, pop the crayon mold into the fridge).
Once the crayons are ready, print out the Valentine’s cards seen below and cut them out. The link to download the cards is here! You can either use double sided tape or apply a small drop of hot glue to securely attach the crayon to the card. To protect your valentines, place each one inside a small plastic baggie and secure with some twine. That’s it and you’re done!
We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!