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I relate Valentine’s Day with getting flowers, usually roses. But flowers are not too realistic for kids to give each other. And I’m not sure they would appreciate it like we do.
I’ve been looking around for DIY crafts to make and came up with Valentine’s Gnomes. These are fun as decoration but my boys what to create something they can use.
So, I found these DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts to make with recycled crayons.
This isn’t the first time we have used old crayons to make a Valentine’s project for their class. One year, my son’s teacher had me weed out all the old crayons and let me take them home, while I replaced them with new crayons.
We made a Conversation Starter craft with recycled crayons for a fun Valentine. They were really adorable hearts with messages to pass out to their friends. Kids love heart shaped crafts so we used heart shaped silicone molds.
This is a similar craft idea using different molds. It’s a really easy craft for the kids to give their friends with out giving them candy.
I’ve also added cute free Valentine’s printables.
Not only are they easy to make and take just a few minutes to make, they are beautiful to look at with all the different swirls of colors from the broken crayons,
They are pretty but they have a great function! Their friends can enjoy coloring with them. There have been so many Valentines when we have thrown out useless candy.
The boys loved making these. They are so easy, my six year-old put them together for his whole class. He loved every minute of it as he mentioned which one was for which BFF.
I had the boys remove wrappers. If they were too hard to remove, I soaked the crayons in warm soapy water for a few hours.
After they cooled, they just cut the printables and wrapped the crayons. Then they simply taped the back and inserted them in their clear treat bags.
The last step is tying ribbon or raffia around them for an extra touch.
These sweet printables are sure to make any girls heart melt.
These printables have emojis and cars, which are fun for boys.
Valentine’s Teacher’s Gifts
You can also just give the crayons inside a mini vase. This is a cute idea for a Valentine’s teachers gift.
These are my favorite to give out to give out as gifts.
Valentine’s Gifts for Kids
The boys liked putting together their Valentines with the crayon wrappers. The presentation is beautiful. The free crayon wrappers wrap perfectly around the crayon.
Don’t forget these printables. These ones have emojis and cars. There is also a some with a space to personalize or add a name.
These printables are adorable with lots of BFFs and unicorns.
- collect broken crayons
- if there is paper on them, make sure to soak in warm soap water
- place crayons in mold and bake at 250 degrees for 10 minutes
- check on crayons to see if completly melted
- if not melted, bake for 5 more minutes
- stretch mold to loosen up
- pop crayon mold out very carefully
- if you brake one, leave it in there for next time you bake crayons
- print out printables
- cut printables
- wrap around crayon
- tape on the back of crayon
- insert into clear treat bag and tie with raffia paper
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