Sunday, January 15, 2012

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!


  1. These look great with all the colours mixed! I've tried this before but spent lots of time separating the colours - next time I don't think I'll bother! Fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Brandy,
    I love this idea and will share with my daughter to use for my granddaughter. I still have her moms crayons when she was small and this would be a great way to use them. Thanks.

  3. This is adorable! I will definitely put it in my list of things to do!! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

  4. What a creative idea. What you can do with a bunch of broken crayons, who knew? Kathi

  5. thank you for not wanting to bring candy!

    i am going to make these for my son's class. he is gluten-free {and thankfully, his preK teacher banned all treats because of food allergies}

    Sadly in a small class of 8, he's not the only one!

    Sharing at pinterest and twitter.

    My best,

  6. this is a really wonderful idea and it uses up the broken crayons! If I were a child again, I'd think my mommy must really love me, look at all the hearts!
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly, hopping from crafty blog stalker
    (newest follower!)

  7. That is the cutest lil' idea for Valentine's Day cards...and functional!

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

  8. I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  9. Oh my goodness I love this idea so much! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop at Katherines Corner. Hugs and smooches and wishes for a wonderful weekend

  10. LOVE this idea! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next Tuesday!
    Chef in Training

  11. What a unique idea! I’m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up!

  12. What a fun idea! And thrifty too! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Brandy, you recycled crayons are fabulous! Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."! Your post is one of tomorrow's party's features!


  14. These are so adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

  15. Thank you so much for joining JAQS Studio's Linky Party. I featured your project today :).


  16. Thank you for sharing this last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Your project was featured at this week's party.

    Hope to see you again this week!


  17. Thanks so much for linking up to the Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back Sunday when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is “Favorite Things”…details will be posted at noon. 

    PS- you were featured!

  18. This is awesome! Going to try it out!

    New Follower!

  19. looks so cute! I love it! I´m going to do some! :)