Valentines for the Petite

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This year we made crayon hearts, we did this a few years ago when she was 2, but she doesn’t remember so we did it again this year.  It is really a fun craft to do.  When I first read about this on pinterest 2 years ago, there was no mention of the things that can go wrong when you’re making them.  So I wanted to add some insight for people making these.

You need a lot of crayons… and not dark ones, there are a surprising amount of dark colored crayons in any given box.   It is also a lot easier to get them out of the pan if you are using a silicon heart shaped pan.  When I went to make these a few years ago, I could only find a 6 cup heart muffin pan, this one would be a lot better since you would get 12 crayons at a time – using less crayons.

Another area to look out for when you pull it out of the oven, you don’t want to jiggle it too much or the colors will blend together giving it a more mixed up look (unless that is the look you’re going for, then jiggle away).

Things you’ll need:

  1. 4-5 boxes of 24 crayons (take out the dark colors)
  2. xacto knife
  3. regular knife
  4. muffin pan

You’ll want to set the over to 250 degrees.  Cut the pieces into about a centimeter size, it doesn’t need to be exact.  Mix them into the cups the way your petite likes the best.  Pop in the oven.  Using the silicon pan it will take about 17-20 minutes to melt the crayons.  If using a metal pan, about 15 minutes.

I watch it so it doesn’t go completely liquid, you want it to look a little bumpy on top.  It doesn’t smell terribly when you’re melting it, but if you have a petite or someone who is more sensitive to smells be aware.  You’ll want to keep them in the pan until they are completely cool.

The petite making her Valentine’s for her friends with lots of very thoughtful crayon piece placement.

Happy Valentine’s Eve!

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