Crayon Heart Valentines | Lifestyle Crafts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and today I thought I would share my "you color my WORLD" Crayon Heart Valentines, made with the new Sweetheart die collection from Lifestyle Crafts and heart shaped crayons made with melted Crayola crayons.

Isn't that fun?  I am always a fan of homemade Valentines for the kiddos classes every year.  It's also a bit of a challenge to make valentines that are fun, colorful and easy on their sugar intake for the day. 

I know this isn't a new idea by far… My neighbor made these heart shaped crayons several years ago after finding this fun idea in Family Fun magazine, but I thought it would be a perfect fit for the new Sweetheart Nesting Hearts from Lifestyle Crafts.  Cutting the hearts was super simple using my Epic three in one tool from Lifestyle Crafts.  The Epic tool cuts, embosses and can create beautiful letterpress projects as well.

But I am getting ahead of myself!  Before we can make the cards we need to make the heart shaped crayons…

You will need to gather all the old crayons in the house… if your house is anything like mine, that won't be a problem.  You can also purchase new crayons as well.  I will have to admit, the new crayons were easier to remove the labels from. I used an X-ACTO knife to make a slit down the length of the crayon to easily remove the labels.  The older crayons took a little more coaxing.

Once you've removed all of the labels, break the crayons into small pieces.  The smaller the better…

I also found that separating them into color families made for the best looking crayons, but that is completely up to you! 

You will need to use a heart shaped silicon baking mold to melt your crayons in.  I found mine at Michaels in the baking section and it worked like a dream.  The girls and I decided that we wanted our crayons to be a little glittery so we added about 1/2 a teaspoon of silver glitter to the bottom of the baking mold. Then we filled the baking mold with the crayons about 1/3 full. The mold I used was pretty deep so depending on what you use you will have to play around with this.

Place in your oven that has been pre-heated to 300 degrees and baked for 15 minutes.  The crayons will become completely liquefied so be careful when you pull them out of the oven.  Carefully place them on the counter to cool.  You want to make sure that you don't move them around too much and mix the colors more than you want.  Wait for about 20 minutes or until the crayon is solid again and then gently remove it from the mold and let cool completely.

I made 57 hearts with the Wilton Mini Heart Mold using approximately 200 crayons.

Now it's time to pull out your Epic Tool to make the heart shaped cards for you to place your new crayons on.  I used two different dies from the new Sweetheart line for this project.  The Nesting Heart and the Nesting Scallop Hearts work beautiful for this card.

I decided that since I wanted the focus to be on the crayons I used a basic white watercolor paper for the base of the card. 

Once I cut out the heart shapes, I used my rolling alphabet stamp to create the fun saying on the card. "Valentine… you color my WORLD"  I just LOVE that look!!

Of course I had to dress up the heart crayons with some Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics. I just wrapped the hearts randomly and tied with a bow or made little twine bundles for the decoration…

This is such a fun project to do with the kiddos.  My girls and I had  ball gabbing while we were prepping the crayons. After that it was a perfect opportunity to have a color class while we created our crayon concoctions.  From start to finish this is an easy and elegant Valentine treat that your little ones {or big ones} will love to share with their friends this Valentine's Day!!

Come back tomorrow I have another fun Anthro inspired Valentine project made with my Sweetheart dies from Lifestyle Crafts!

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Comments

  1. says

    Clever, pretty and this looks like a lot of fun.

    I recently, while clutter cleaning, found oodles of broken crayons from our children.

    I hope they’ll look as pretty as yours, our children are grown so the crayons are really old.

    Thank you for a very fun and pretty idea.

  2. says

    I love these Heather! They are precious and so sweet! The perfect valentine! I think my son’s friends would love these! Thanks for sharing!

    Ginger

  3. Jennifer says

    I love reading your blog and I love, love the alphabet stamp you used. Do you know what brand/where I can purchase one like that?

  4. says

    How did you affix the hearts to the card?

    Love these, they will be perfect for my daughters preschool since they don’t allow candy of any kind! YAY! Great idea!

    • says

      you know carol… I’m going to say no. I bought my specifically for this project and I don’t plan on using it for food from this point on. You may be able to clean it completely but I don’t know how. Great question!
      kisses
      heather

  5. Chris says

    LOVE this idea! I like to send my niece a special gift every Valentine’s day because we live far apart and I never want her to forget how much I love and adore her (she’s 10 so I can still get away with mushy). She is incredibly creative/crafty so these are perfect perfect perfect!
    You are so talented! Thanks for another great idea! =)

  6. says

    Darling idea! Where can I purchase a rolling alphabet stamp? I live in a rural area and craft supplies are sometimes difficult to locate! Many thanks and I love your blog!

  7. Libbi says

    heather,
    Did you make the piece that you are displaying them on. I love it and would like to see a larger picture of it.

  8. VJA says

    This is perfect for my daughters class she’s 6. I love the added glitter. And Heather I agree sticking with the same color group looks a whole lot prettier/better. Thanks for the idea…

  9. Marcia says

    I just made these and they came out lovely! Today is my birthday and I’m planning on giving these attached to Thank You notes for all the people who helped make this week so awesome maybe I’ll make a few more for Valentines Day as well. Thank you so much for the adorable idea!

  10. Hannah says

    What an awesome idea!! I don’t have children yet, but I am an elementary teacher and would LOVE to do this for my students. So creative!!

  11. alexys says

    I just want to let you know that I am 22 years old, and I made these tonight with my boyfriends Mom. We are in LOVE!! They are the simplest, and most adorable valentines gifts ever!!! Who doesn’t love to color?? We made girly hearts, and boy hearts too! The girly ones were a mix of pinks, purples, sparkle green, and white. The boys were blues, greens, oranges, and white. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea!!!! =]

  12. says

    Functional, affordable, easy to make and so, so cute! These are great, and I love that you’ve included a tutorial! Would you mind if I include these in my annual valentines post on various crafts around blogland? It would feature a photo and a link back to your blog! Such a great little gift!

  13. says

    I just ordered my own stamp {which I am sure will be used for a million other things} and I used 40% coupons at Michaels today for the heart trays. I guess you could say I am inspired by you!! ;) Thanks!

    • says

      Oh Gabby, that makes my heart go pitter-pat. You are going to LOVE your stamp and the heart crayons are going to be a HIT!! Thanks for letting sharing…
      kisses
      heather

  14. says

    Just an fyi……if you soak your crayons in water for a few minutes…..the paper comes right off! It’s SO SO SO much easier than anything else I’ve tried. You’ll be amazed!

  15. Trish says

    Cute idea. I might make these with my nephews for their class. I bet they would be cute paired with an inexpensive coloring cook or printable page.

  16. Summer says

    Brillant! Since it has that whole “world” theme, im thinking of doing mine all blue and green to look like the world :)

  17. says

    This is such a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to do this project. It is perfect for my daughter’s Pre-K class.

  18. says

    I have a silly question. What color glitter did you use? I know it is something so easy, but I am afraid if I use something with to much silver or what not it will overpower the cute crayons! I LOVE these and cannot wait to make them!

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