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!

19 comments:

  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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  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.

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

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky
    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com

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

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  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,
    Nicolette

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  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!
    Best,
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly, hopping from crafty blog stalker
    (newest follower!)

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

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!
    http://artpark78.com/blog1

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  8. I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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  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

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  10. LOVE this idea! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next Tuesday!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

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  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! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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

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  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!

    Jenn

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

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

    -Q

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  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!

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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  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. 
    -Melissa
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

    PS- you were featured!

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

    New Follower!
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    -Alyssa

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

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