Crayon Hearts


Here’s a fun and easy craft that you can do for your kids this Valentine’s Day courtesy of my loyal reader Christi!


  • Prepare a silicone heart shaped baking dish
  • Cut crayons into small pieces and fill each heart about half full
  • Bake at 250F for about 12 minutes
  • Let totally cool
  • Comes out like a perfect colorful crayon heart!

Christi is  using this as Valentine Favors for her daughters daycare part. She’s attaching them to a red colored paper heart and writing a little something on the paper heart!

There are also smaller molds that you can buy and use also.

Wilton Petite Silicone 12 Cavity Heart Pan
Wilton Ruffled 6 Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan
Freshware 8-Cavity Heart Muffin Silicone Mold and Baking Pan

Thanks to my reader Christi Baham Willie for this brilliant idea!

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  1. my daughters & I made some of these in little flower shapes using a silicone ice cube tray from the dollar store! the flowers have details on the petals so they’re super cute. we found the cheap crayons don’t melt as good as the better brands like crayola. I can send a pic of them if you like. 🙂 fun winter project. we’re going to collect used crayons from the school this year as part of my older daughter’s girl scout project so they don’t end up in the dump & we can make new mixed up crayons to give away to new girl scout troops next fall.

  2. I have melted crayons before in a muffin tin lined with cupcake paper. This makes a great treat for children. Idea – stack the crayon cupcakes into a seasonal baggy tie with a pretty bow and attach to a coloring book. Makes an awesome present for preschool students with great behavior. -Make sure your crayons aren’t too old or the Cupcake crayons will crumble.

  3. I made these a few years ago – we used heart shaped Reynolds mini cake tins. They where a BIG hit & every one was unique! I am a crayon snob – I only used Crayola crayons . In my opinion they are the best – not as waxy as the cheap brands. We use to give anything other than Crayola away – I use to carry only Crayola in my bag for her to use at resturants. But they turned out smashing – we gave them out in the Valentine’s goody bags in her class & I got rid of all the broken crayons & gave them a new life.

  4. This is such an ingenious idea! They are so pretty too! I bet the children can also color with the hearts and that would allow them to draw or write and it will be in different colors!

  5. What a cute idea that also helps recycle those old broken crayons. We also plan to make a bunch of these to use for paying it forward. We are going to pair the hearts up with some coloring books and donate them to the children at the local shelter! Thanks for the idea!