I’ve been inspired by Pinterest yet again! I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get on board over there–there are so many simple and sweet ways to express your love for those who matter to you! I particularly liked this craft that I found here and thought it would be a great way to send love to Jax and Em’s cousins (and have a very informal science experiment as well). And I must say, it surprised me how easy it was!
So collect all those broken crayons and preheat your oven. It’s time to get cooking!
Ingredients: crayons, silicone heart-shaped tray, knife, construction paper, marker, glue
Collect your old crayons and strip the wrappers off. Using a knife to make a slit first is hugely helpful.
Chop them up into small pieces. Feel free to enlist your amazing husband if your knife skills are questionable.
Stir and pour into a silicone heart tray (ice cube tray?). I got mine at IKEA for $2.
Then cook them in your oven for about 15 minutes at 250 degrees. When they came out, mine were pretty watery, so don’t be alarmed if yours are, too. Then I left them to cool overnight, popped ’em out of the tray with a knife, and added a construction paper circle with a sweet saying.
Then I’ll send them on their way to our niece and nephews with love from their cousins! Crayons that will melt their heart!