- If any of the paper gets stuck or is especially hard to peel off, soak the crayon in some warm water for about 10 minutes
- We tried to keep color families separate so Red, Pink, Orange in one. Blue, Green, Yellow in another. White, black, grey and brown in another (we spread the white in with the pinks later, but didn’t use brown and grey)
3. Have the kids break the peeled crayons into as small pieces as possible. We usually got about 4 pieces out of them. Then go in with your knife and slice them into smaller bits.
4. Have your kiddos fill up the molds with the color families. (you might need to spread them out later) Fill them up as much as possible, they’ll definitely melt down, don’t worry.
- Noah (5) was really into making sure everything was even
- Peyton (2.5) was really just into dumping everything in the middle.
5. Put your molds onto a baking tray and pop them into the oven for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. Ours took about 13. Then pull them out and let them cool. (this takes about 2 hours max.) – Don’t worry about mixing or swirling these, they’ll come out plenty mixed!
6. While those are cooling, print out your cards and have your kids help you address them. If they’re starting to write their names, this is perfect practice. If they’re not old enough, a scribble is adorable. (click the images below for full size)
7. Once everything is cooled off, secure your hearts to each card using your rubber cement, or tape, or glue dots.
8. Take them to school, work, etc and let everyone marvel at your creative prowess.