Saturday, February 12, 2011

Recycled Crayon Valentines

Ever wonder what to do with all those broken & half used crayons? Now you can recycle them into fun shapes.

I didn't want my preschooler to bring candy to her classmates for Valentine's Day, so this is a perfect alternative!

All you need is crayons, a silicon baking pan & oven.
Let's get started!

Set your oven to 200 degrees. Remove the paper wrappings and break up the crayons. Add them to the silicon molds and place in oven for 8-10 minutes.

Once all the crayons have melted, you'll get something like this. Next throw the mold in the freezer for a few minutes so the crayons can harden faster.

Pop them out of the mold & you've got yourself some super cute new crayons!

We printed these free cute cards from The Long Thread. A small piece of tape or dab of hot glue holds them onto the card.

We wrapped them in cellophane treat bags and added some ribbon.
A great Valentine treat without any sugar involved!

9 comments:

  1. Love this! Found your link through Be Different Act Normal. Very cute blog!

    Jenilee

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  2. Just found your blog link on The Etsy Blog Team :o). This is so cute! What a great idea...I'll have to do this next year when my son starts school :o).

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  3. i heart this so much, B! i wish you had posted this sooner. i would've totally given these out to E's classmates.

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  4. Oh I LOVE this idea. Happy Valentines to you and your family!

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  5. Those are so cute, and so much better than more candy for a school's Valentine's Day party.

    Cheers,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this idea and what a beautiful little girl!!

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  7. Cute! Thanks so much for linking to The Long Thread, where it looks like you got the idea for this. Her site is darling, and her idea for the heart crayon and card is too precious!

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