Handmade Valentines: Heart Shaped Crayons

Heart Crayon Valentines

Since my son has started school, he has become obsessed with coloring. We have so many crayons laying around, that I was excited to try to make some Heart Shaped Crayons by melting some of the extra ones from our supplies. Andrew was so excited about these crayons — he kept yelling, “Hearts!”

The great thing about these crayons is that you can even use broken ones. Now, when your vigorous toddler accidentally breaks a crayon in two, you can make these.

Heart Shaped Crayons Valentines

60-75 crayons
Sharp knife
Silicone mold

Color Your Heart Out Valentine

If you want to use these as Valentine’s Day cards, click here to download a FREE printable.


Using a very sharp knife, cut through the wrapper on each crayon length-wise and remove it. Break the crayons into small pieces, if they are not already broken.

Broken Crayons Sorted By Color

Sort the crayons by colors that will work well together — greens and yellows; blues and purples; and pinks and reds.

Broken Crayons in Silicone Mold

Fill each heart in the silicone mold with broken crayons. This mold was the perfect size, and I love the indentations of smaller hearts!

Melted Crayon Hearts

Bake a 250 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until crayons are fully melted. Allow to cool and harden completely before removing from the mold.

Want to make them extra-special? Add a few drops of lemon oil, citrus oil, or lavender oil to the melted crayons before allowing them to cool. This will make the crayons aromatic and enhance the sensory benefits of them!

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I attached the crayons to the Valentine’s Day cards using a drop of hot glue. I think they turned out really cute!

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  1. Do you mind sharing what fonts you used for the cards? I love them!

  2. Hey, I was wondering what kind of paper should be used? I’m thinking something more sturdy than regular copy paper. And what would you say is this gift recommended mostly for? Like what age group? thanks :)

    • Hi Vanessa,

      I used white cardstock to print the cards. I would say these are perfect gifts for children ages 2 and up — anyone who likes to color will love these! :)

    • Thank you so much! :) Since my molds are a little smaller, I’m thinking of putting two hearts on the cards. Thanks for this great idea! :)

  3. We tried these yesterday and they turned out great, thank you for the post! I love the colors and the cute heart shapes. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning the remaining crayon residue from the mold?

    • Hi Gaby! I’m glad they turned out great! Our mold still has residue in it, too. Unfortunately, I’m not really sure what could take the residue out. I’ll just be using our mold for crafts from now on, since I don’t really trust it for food, haha! Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  4. Hi Arena! Just stopped by to let you know we featured this on our recent blog post. Such a cute idea! http://bit.ly/KidsVDay

  5. Hpw'smomma says:

    Suggestion for getting crayon wrappers off: soak them in a bowl of water for a few minutes. Easy, breezy!

  6. Nereida says:

    I love it!

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