Valentine Heart Crayon Craft, Thank You Pinterest

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In January I announced I have No Hope of Winning the SuperMom Title…well back that truck up friends because Julie’s on a roll here!

Yes it’s true, I’ve redeemed myself. It’s like I’ve been possessed by Mrs. McCrafty and I have Pinterest to thank for my daughter’s admiration. If you shied away from the computer screen when you read the word Pinterest then you know what I mean when I say it sucks time like I used to eat old cheddar cheese!

Seriously this site is amazing, essentially it’s a photo/link sharing site where you create “boards” which you title and you can “Pin” all the photos across the Internet you dig. This is great for recipes and crafts because the photo actually contains a link to the website it originates from, allowing you to access instructions.

Sounds great until you factor in my complete inability when it comes to crafty things.

This one time I managed to complete a craft successfully and it only cost me approximately 1225566 hours on Pinterest to do so!

The Craft: Valentine Heart Crayons

I don’t know the original source for this craft, I’m sorry I can’t give credit.

Step 1: Find all of the broken crayons in the house

Valentine Crayon

Step 2: Remove the paper from the crayons, this is a real pain so eventually we got wise and soaked them in warm water to help

Valentine Crayon heart

Step 3: Spray a silicone heart pan with cooking spray and fill to desired level with crayon pieces

Crayon Heart

Step 4: Place silicone pan onto baking sheet (in case of overflow) and put in over preheated to 200 degrees F

Valentine Crayon heart in oven

Step 5: Cook for 10 minutes or until crayons are all melted and remove to cool

Valentine Crayon cooling

Step 6: Carefully peel the crayons from the silicone and Viola, Julie is Brilliant in the eyes of her daughters!!


Whew, redeemed at last!!


  1. 1

    Great job Julie! These are really awesome! Might have to add them to my list of crafts to try with my daughter!

  2. 3

    cool craft!

  3. 4

    What a cool idea!
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  4. 5

    Pinterest really is the best for ideas. I’m going to start following you!
    C Kitchenette recently posted..Spana-faux-pitaMy Profile

  5. 6

    We made these at Christmas – so much fun!

    We used different brands of crayons unfortunately and some melted faster than others AND they took WAY longer than 10 minutes.

    BUT, this is such a fun activity!

    I sliced the paper off with a sharp knife, it worked in most cases – was the warm water a good solution?
    Multi-Testing Mommy recently posted..Tackle It Tuesday: Healthy Breakfast Ideas and RecipesMy Profile

  6. 8

    good for you Julie! I am so impressed :)
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  7. 10

    These look great, maybe bunny shapes for Easter instead of chocolate?
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  8. 12

    We made these on the weekend, so much fun and the boys are very proud of them!
    Stacey recently posted..Happy Valentine’s Day!!My Profile

  9. 13

    Those are so cool! Time consuming but keeps the kids busy :) Great idea!
    Katrina Brady recently posted..5 Ways to Move Beyond The Valentine’s Day HypeMy Profile

  10. 14

    They look like a lot of fun!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  11. 15

    LMAO well that did not take you long now did it

    Yay you. Looks like fun.

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  12. 16

    WOW. These are so cool!! I’m gonna do these with Gabs!

  13. 17

    I love doing this! I have done it in other shapes too. So fun :)
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  14. 18

    Ooooohhh, love this idea! I’m gonna make some too! Thanks!

  15. 19

    Such a neat idea! I should try it sometime. :)
    Insane Mamacita recently posted..Valentine’s Day PastMy Profile

  16. 20

    Cute craft! I will have to keep this one in mind for when DS gets older
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  17. 21

    Those are very cute. Will have to try them. I know my daughter would love it.
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  18. 22

    Those hearts are so colorful. The colors made the heart look so cute. Little girls probably like to make these kind of things for Valentines.
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  19. 23

    I have done this but not with hearts. I love this idea. Looks like you didn’t even have to crush them up too much. That’s good news. When we did this I grated them because I thought that was how they needed to be done to melt. This looks much easier. That’s good news. I will take a stab at this again with whatever I have here in my muffin tins.
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