Homemade gifts are the best. They speak volumes, are unique, and let someone know that you care and were thinking of them.
When my son was 4 (he is now 8) and in 4K, I wanted to start the tradition of making homemade Valentines Day cards every year vs. buying the pre-made ones you can find at almost every store. Now my daughter is 4 and in 4k herself, and we decided today would be a great day to create Crayon heart Valentines Day cards for her class!
They are very easy to create, and I spent under $15.00 to create them, which comes to a total of less than $1.00 per card/per child.
Grab those broken crayons my friends, and let’s get crafting!
Crayon heart Valentines Day cards | DIY
*Silicone heart mold (purchase at almost any store, I found mine at JoAnn Fabrics Store for around $10)
*Silver glitter (if desired)
*Black Sharpie marker
1.) Gather enough crayons to fill enough heart mold with about 4 small broken crayon pieces. (amount will depend on how many cards you need to make)
2.) Peel all wrappers off of the crayons. This part takes a while, so involve your kids and ask them to help!
3.) Sprinkle a bit of silver glitter in the bottom of each heart in the mold.
4.) Place about 4 small broken crayon pieces in each heart in the mold.
5.) Place silicone mold on a cookie sheet (this will make it easier to remove from the oven when done)
6.) Bake in oven for 15 minutes at 300 degrees.
7.) Allow crayons to cool completely . Be patient , I know the waiting step is always hard in any project! Once the crayons are 100% cool, carefully remove them from the silicone mold.
8.) Cut out hearts from construction paper, or use foam heart shapes like I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics Store.
9.) Write a sweet Valentines Day message on each card, like ‘ You color my world Valentine!’
9.) Using packaging tape, apply each crayon heart to a heart card.
10.) Deliver to the lucky recipients!
I hope you all enjoyed this easy craft project! It is a fun one to include your kids with and encourages less candy and more creativity on one of the biggest sweet filled holidays!
Thanks for reading,