It was almost exactly two years ago today that I spent my superbowl sunday making crayons. So imagine my surprise when the hottest kid's Valentine's day idea this year was homemade crayons.
Originally when I made my crayons I used a Christmas cookie mold and I divided all the crayons up by color which resulted in these cuties:
For this project I needed a lot more "new" crayons (about 30) and I didn't want to cause any sort of problems for the teacher about who got what color so I went with the "multicolored" look instead.
I didn't document the crayon making process since it is basically exactly what I did HERE. The only modification was that instead of melting the crayons in separate containers and pouring the wax into the molds, I melted the crayons directly in the molds and here is the result:
The original idea on Pinterest was to mount the crayon onto a card and use it as the valentine. I knew however that that would be a big mess. For one, the crayons don't stick very well to the cardstock (they are wax ya' know) and they would mark up anything they came in contact with, so I had to modify the way I used them.
First I punched out circles out of pink cardstock:
I used double stick foam to attach the crayon to the card. Because the back of the crayon was slightly concave I needed to fold the foam in half to make it thicker:
Using my heart hole punch, I cut out the tags and punched a hole in each one