I am asked to re-post this every year, so in case you missed it…
Ever since my little guy started going to pre-school, this has been a holiday tradition, for him and I. We do this for Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day (we use various shades of green for this holiday), and Easter! This is a very easy, creative, and frugal art activity that anyone can do. You only need 4 things to make these. The entire project only cost $2 out of pocket!
1. Crayons (we use broken ones, who doesn’t have broken crayons in their house right?)
2. A knife
3. An oven, set for 240 degrees.
4. Candy Mold (for whatever holiday you want to make these for), commonly found at Target. They sell the 2 pks for $2 (for several holidays).
You simply place broken crayons inside each heart in the mold. I suggested the knife, in case some of your broken pieces are too big to fit. Once your mold is full, pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 240 degrees (oven times will vary).
Once your crayons are fully melted, pull the mold out of the oven, and let cool (we let ours cool a few hours, so they just pop out of the mold). For Valentine’s Day we stick a heart onto a heart shaped construction paper with a crafter’s sticky dot, and he signs each one. They are always a big hit with his class!
We use various shades of green crayons and a shamrock mold for St Patrick’s Day. For Easter (yep you guessed it) an Easter Egg Mold and pastel color crayons.