Sunday, January 20, 2013

Recycled Crayon Valentines + Printable

Ever wonder what to do with all those broken & half used crayons? Recycle them into fun shapes for a sugar free Valentine gift!

What you'll need:
Heart shaped baking pan
3" bags (purchased from Michaels)
Bag Toppers

Let's get started!

Set your oven to 200 degrees. Remove the paper wrappings and break up the crayons. Add them to the  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!

Blank versions of the bag toppers are available HERE!
Just print & have your little one sign their name. Add a couple crayons to the bag & attach the toppers. Easy peasy!

A great Valentine treat without any sugar involved!

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  1. Love how you packaged these! I have done the crayons for a couple years but not as cutely as yours.

  2. This is a great idea. My aunt used to make recycled crayons for us. I will have to remember to make Valentine's from them when my son is older.

  3. Cute idea for little gifts! I like it!

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

  4. These are beautiful! Wonderful! I'd love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!
    I'm your newest follower!

  5. These are wonderful, my daughter would love them :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

    1. Thanks again for linking up, featuring this week at Creative Mondays :)

  6. Super cute!!! Lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  7. Love this! I must get some molds. I saw some in the Target dollar bins...gotta go get 'em ;-)

  8. I love this Brandy. Great idea and I love the bag toppers. Thanks for sharing at my party!

  9. You beat us to it, we are making these on the weekend :) We found you via Funky Polkadot Giraffe TOO Cute Tuesday! We are now your newest followers via bloglovin.

  10. Hello!
    I'm visiting from the Do Small Things blog hop (I'm a little behind!)
    This is too cute! I just love it and am pinning it to my Valentine's Day board :) I'm also downloading that cute topper!
    I'm now following you on GFC.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Juggling Act Mama

  11. Very cute and creative, are they still usable as crayons?

    visiting from

  12. I love this idea! My boys are a little too old though but I wish I could make them! I have a new Pinterest party and would love to have you share this if you have a chance!


  13. That looks like a fun project and I love how you packaged it! Stopping by from GYB hop and your new FB liker and GFC follower.

  14. Such a fun project to do with the kids, I remember doing similar things when the kids were a little younger - crayon is so versatile - I like to think of it as the Duct Tape of color - lol.
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    I've linked over from A Marvelous Mess where I'm linking up too.

  15. I have a huge bag of broken crayons that need a home. And these will be perfect to add to my kids' goody bags for Valentine's Day.

    Visiting from the Made in a Day link party. Your newest follower via GFC and Twitter.

  16. This looks like such a great idea. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  17. I love that idea!! And the "color your heart out" tags!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you this week!

  18. Very cute! I have so many crayons, I need to do this! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday -

  19. LOVE the printable! Thanks so much for sharing! My daughter will be passing the out to her pre-K class. She is super excited to share them with her friends.