Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I know that today is Valentine's Day so its a little too late for this post, but there's always next year right? I did this a week or so ago but I've just been having a hard time finding the time to post new stuff on my blog lately! So here it is... I made these heart shaped crayons for Bryce's preschool class for Valentine's Day. It's a great way to use all those broken pieces of crayons. I actually had to go out and buy a couple boxes of crayons because I needed to make a bunch. I also got a little heart shaped silicone pan from WalMart. You can use a metal pan as well but I think its easier to get the crayons out once they're cool from the silicone pan.

So just get your crayons and take off the wrappers (it goes a lot faster if you use an exacto knife to cut the wrapper down the middle and then peel it off!) Then break or cut the crayons into pieces and put in the pan. I grouped the like colors together because I'm ocd about a lot of stuff but I've seen a lot of them done with the colors all mixed together and they looked great!

Have your oven preheated to around 250 and place the crayons in there for about 15 min or until they're all melted. Also another hint of advice, if use the silicone pan make sure you have a cookie sheet or something under it while its on the oven because when you get them it will be much me, I didn't have a cookie sheet under the first batch and I barely got it out without spilling melted crayon everywhere!

I let it cool for awhile and you can even put them in the freezer to speed up the cooling process. Once they're cool just pop them out and you're ready to color!! Aren't they so cute! My son loved them!

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