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Melt your old crayons for valentines!
Notes: The peeling and chopping of the crayons is what takes the long time...

Also consider the colors: multicolor looks sweet but similar shades are cool and blend together...

Let me know if you've got questions!

Posted by plumsong . from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See plumsong .'s 6 projects »
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  • How to make a crayons. Crayon Valentines - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take crayons and peel off all the paper.

  • How to make a crayons. Crayon Valentines - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now break up crayons into little bits.

    Depending on how large you want the chunks to be you can do this differently:
    For large chunks: just break with fingers
    For smaller chunks: use knife to make grooves in crayon at desired length, then snap with fingers.

    Spray tin and put in pieces.

  • Step 3

    Bake at 275°F for about 8 minutes.

    You will want to check how quickly they melt: if you have large tins (like me) they will go for about 11 minutes, and smaller for less.

    When you take them out you can swirl with a utensil if that's the look you want.

  • Step 4

    Cool for a while! : D

  • How to make a crayons. Crayon Valentines - Step 5
    Step 5

    Tie around the hearts with elastic and slide in a valentines message, FINISHED!

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Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
I just did this and set my oven on fire by accident!
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karen r.
karen r.
i'm in love with these!!!
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dino RAWR <3
dino RAWR <3 · 2 projects
would this work with a cookie cutter instead of a baking pan?
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dino RAWR <3
dino RAWR <3 · 2 projects
would this work with a cookie cutter instead of a baking pan?
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Gia
Gia · Pomona, California, US · 10 projects
freaken sweet, i can do this with my niece. She'll love it.
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tatty.craft
tatty.craft · Lincoln, England, GB · 5 projects
ahh wow, very cool and nice and cheap (Y) Happy
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Natalie C.
Natalie C. · Singapore, SG · 5 projects
Is it okay to use the microwave instead of the oven? Or any alternative ways cos' I don't think I'm allowed to use the oven... (:
Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
Seamy comment!
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
Adorable! Super cute when they are shaped like hearts
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plumsong  .
plumsong . · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
Anna G: Good question! I'm pretty sure you could keep recycling them, because they're still crayons, but I haven't tried this myself.
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Anna G.
Anna G. · 3 projects
would you be able to keep on remelting them ???
like if these ones that you just melted also get used alot ... and you recycle again ? is that bad for them or is it possible ?
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