It’s late and I’m tired, so this post will not be long, but I did want to share with you a little craft I did yesterday. Not only do I want to share with you this adorable idea, but I want to share it with you because it actually looks good! If you follow crafting blogs and/or Pinterest, then I’m sure you have come across the idea of melting crayons in different silicone forms, such as a heart shape for Valentine’s or a tree for Christmas. (Trust me, use silicone, it’s much easier to pop out the crayons than if you made them in tin forms). If you haven’t heard of this idea, just follow along. Super easy.
Pick out a cake/cupcake silicone form. (I got this one at Target for about 6 bucks). Break up crayons into thirds and place them in the forms. (Take the paper off the crayons first). I used about 5 to 6 crayons for each mold, the thickness of the end product was abut half the thickness of the mold itself, which I was fine with. If you want them super thick, just add more to fill the mold. I liked picking one color scheme, like green, and throwing in just 1 crayon of another color, like orange. But you do whatever you want to! The possibilities are endless with this.
Preheat oven to 275 and place the form in the oven for at least 10 minutes. I left mine in for closer to 15 minutes because I wanted the crayons fully melted and the under side flat. Since the silicone form is so flimsy, make sure you put it on a pan before you put it in the oven. The crayons are in liquid form when you remove them from the oven, you want to have something sturdy underneath when you take them out.
Ta da! How cute are these? And how easy to make them? After you take them out of the oven, let them cool completely, then pop them out of the molds. That’s it! I’m going to place each one in a small bag with puffy heart stickers and a little note… I’ve been trying to think of something clever. “Color to your heart’s content?” “Color your heart out?” What do you think? You can customize these for a child’s birthday (perfect party favors!) or any holiday. Pretty much anything that you can find a mold for!
What I also love about these is that I did them 2 weeks before Valentine’s Day! If you don’t know me very well, I’m a huge procrastinator. It’s something I have been working to remedy my whole life. So this week, with Emma’s assistance, we are going to stuff the bags, I’m going to print out the tags, and we are going to have our Valentine’s Day treats for her classmates DONE!
Good night, y’all!