No need to chuck all those broken pieces of crayon that drive you nuts! Find a jar and start saving them so that you can make some pretty awesome gifts for your kid’s friends. We made our first batch of crayon hearts for Valentine’s Day after I read about them on Whipperberry. They are super easy to make and look really cool. And best of all, it’s turning trash into treasure. What a lesson to teach your children!
Make your own crayon hearts
So start collecting your crayons in a jar (we used an old pickle jar).
Use an oven safe baking mold and fill them up with the crayon pieces.
Bake at 300 degree for 15 minutes (or until completely melted- mine took about 25 minutes). I took the pic above halfway through the baking process so you can see what begins to happen to them. Bake until they are completely liquid and be careful when removing from oven so you don’t spill them!
Let sit for a few hours until completely cool. And I mean completely. I removed one a little early and it broke…and Jackson was pretty bummed. Once cool, they pop out of the mold very easily and you are left with these adorable crayons.