happy valentines: reusing the old

Beckett etches instead of coloring when she uses crayons and we have filled a bucket with snapped crayons.  I found a fun use for these headless bits and it was the perfect project for a three-year-old to help with from start to finish.

The valentines aren’t completely finished yet, but I wanted to get the project out there if you were interested.  They are going to be glued/attached to a piece of cardstock that says “Happy Valentine’s Day – From, Beckett”.  All of the parts are used, including the silicone pan.  I wouldn’t attempt this with anything but a silicone pan, but that’s just my opinion.  Enjoy!

Filling the cups up with broken bits…

Ready to hit the oven.  Bake at 230-degrees for at least 15 minutes.  I set my timer for 15 minutes, but each batch needed between 18 and 20 minutes.

Does a “watched oven still bake”?

All done!  I was pretty unimpressed by the top portion, but loved the final result…

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6 Responses to happy valentines: reusing the old

  1. cccat says:

    That is super cool. Now I know what to do with my can of broken crayons.

    • sacredbee says:

      It was such a fun project and great because our three-year-old could be involved from start to finish. It’d be fun to snag a few more silicone molds and try different shapes/sizes. 🙂

  2. Christine says:

    That is a neato idea. And Hubby just noticed that is our exact oven 🙂

    • sacredbee says:

      It was such a fun project for both me and Beckett! You could make the crayons in all different shapes throughout the year with broken crayon bits. 🙂

  3. kristen says:

    Excited to see how mine turnout! Making them for my students for the holidays!! Just popped them in the oven!!

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