Friday, February 6, 2015

DIY Heart Crayons!

How adorable are these? Surprisingly they are easy to make if you have some extra time to spare. They are great to share with friends, party favors, teacher gifts, Valentine's  and so much more. Below I have compiled all the details you need to make these awesome heart crayons yourself. Complete with instructions, pictures and even tips! Enjoy!


SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
* Silicone Heart Mold
* Crayons
* Oven
* Freezer
* Oven Safe Pan/Tray Larger Than Your Mold
*Oven Mitt


HOW TO MAKE:
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F

STEP 2: Unwrap the paper liner from your crayons. Break them up into pieces and put inside your mold. Each heart will need 3-4 regular sized broken crayons. Fill only 1/4 of each heart or else you will have massive crayons.


STEP 3: Put your filled up with crayons mold on top of the larger heat safe pan/tray and put them in the oven on the middle rack. (Your oven needs to be at the desired temperature)

STEP 4: Closely watch (check every few minutes) your crayons melt into a heart form for 15 - 20 minutes. They will look just as the picture below when ready to remove from oven.


STEP 5: Using your oven mitt, remove the mold and tray from your oven and set out to cool. Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.

STEP 6: After cooled, place the mold into your freezer for 30 minutes.

STEP 7: Carefully remove the crayons one by one from your mold. They should separate very easily like shown in the picture below.


STEP 8: Once your newly made by you hearts have been removed from their mold, do whatever you wish. Enjoy!!

**REPEAT UNTIL YOU RUN OUT OF CRAYONS**



TIPS:
*Before removing each heart piece, gently pull on the edges to separate the mold from the crayon. This will make the overall removing a breeze.

*Store in containers for safe keeping.

*This is a great way to make use of all those broken crayons. Mix them all together and create a colorful piece every time!

CAUTIONS:
* Keep out of reach of children
* Do not leave your melted crayons unattended
* Always use gloves when handling a hot mold

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10 comments :

  1. This idea is so cute and so easy to make great DIY thanks!

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  2. Wow! The kids will have fun with this. Thanks for sharing.

    Ella

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  3. So cute. My boys would like doing this. Thanks for the idea.

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  4. These is such a great V'Day activity

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  5. This is a great way to use up broken crayons.

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  6. We have lots of broken crayons this would be perfect for.

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  7. I really love this idea! I will have to start saving the broken crayons instead of throwing them out. Thank you for this idea.

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  8. Those turned out really cute. Love the marble look!

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  9. Wow, these look totally amazing! Love them! Such a great idea.

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  10. What a great idea! I need to use this in the future!

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