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how to make heart-shaped crayons

Ampersand Design Studio

I'll just come clean from the start, my cute mom is the one who came up with this idea and, of course, executed it to perfection. If I haven't mentioned on here before, my mom is Martha Stewart's clone. She can come up with and make anything you could imagine. So, I was not the least bit surprised to come home one afternoon after she was hanging out with my 2 year old son, to find that they had made these heart-shaped crayons together. She used all of my old crayons from when I was a kid, so it's even sentimental that my son is now getting to play with a new and improved form of the very crayons I learned to color with. So, although I didn't do these steps myself this time, they are SO easy, that I (the very non-Martha Stewart daughter) can walk us all through them!

All you need is:

1. a bunch of crayons


2. some silicone mini-heart baking cups. {If you're local, go get them at Pryde's Old Westport, if not, you can find them online}

And the steps are SO easy. Just chop or break up the crayons after you have removed the paper wrappers. Even better if you have a bunch of old crayons that are already in small pieces-this is a perfect way to reuse them!

Fill the mini heart-cups with your chopped crayons and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 5-7 minutes (no more than 10). It's easiest to just watch them and when they appear melted, pull them out, let them cool and voila! Brand new heart-shaped crayons!

My son has been loving them because as he uses them, different colors of crayons keep popping up! Well, it's all thanks to my mom, but I hope this gives you guys a great and EASY idea for a Valentine's Day activity or little gift!

Happy Heart Day

– Morgan