Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine Ideas

These ideas are super fun and easy to pass out for upcoming Valentine's Day! :)

melted crayon hearts
Melted Heart Crayons
I was browsing the Internet one day and I found this awesome and easy project for Valentines to give! (idea from

What you need:
A heart-shaped silicon baking mold
Crayons (old or new-Crayola works best)
A bowl
Warm water

Firstly, the paper labels on the crayons need to be taken off. Fill the bowl with warm water. Don't spend 2 hours peeling off the paper of the crayons-instead, dump them into the bowl of water. With most crayons the paper comes right off.

melted crayon hearts

Now break the crayons into different sized chunks. You can do that with your fingers or a knife. Now combine the chunks in the silicon mold. Be creative about what colors you put with together-for example, oranges, pinks, and reds work well together as do blues, greens, and purples.

melted crayon hearts

Now place the mold on a sheet pan. Preheat oven to 230 degrees. You could have preheated it before, but it doesn't need to take 20 minutes to preheat. Eh, your choice. Anyway, bake the crayons for 15 minutes for the same temperature, 230 degrees. Once they are done, set them aside to cool. Note: The wax from the crayons will be liquid when you pull them out from the oven, so if that is your result you're doing everything right. Oh, and be on the lookout for chunks of crayons floating in the liquid-some brands' crayons do that. :P

melted crayon hearts

Now that they're all cooled, pop them out carefully.

Ta-da! You can say, "You color my world!" when giving them out. Just a fun pun to use. :)

Homemade Silly Putty
Who doesn't love something to squish? I was looking around, again, and found a few project ideas and summarized them up for you. ^.^

What you need:
Sta-Flo Liquid Starch
Elmer's Glue-All
Food coloring
A bowl
A spatula
Note: It's VERY important that you use these brands and nothing else. From what I've heard, these brands make the perfect silly putty. If you can't find these products, just buy the store-bought putty and give those out...

First of all, gather the ingredients. Pour the Glue-All into the bowl. Yes, ALL of the Glue-All. Now add the food coloring-however many drops of it you want. Mix them together while adding small amounts of the starch to the bowl until the mixture turns to a gooey substance.

You'll have to knead the putty until it isn't sticky anymore.

Voila! Some awesome gak to roll your fingers through. If it still feels sticky, add more starch to it.

You can put this a small bag and say, We're Silly Together! Or some other pun... :P

You may just make this for fun, of how epic it is.

Have a good time making these!


  1. Cool! the silly putty thing is a cool idea!

  2. I love the crayons! Great idea!


  3. I've always wanted to make homemade silly putty! I've tried before but it never worked

  4. I LOVE making those heart crayons! We have had one of those heart crayon molds since I was 3! :D

  5. I tried to make homemade Play-Doh before, but it didn't work. It turned out all gooey and squishy. Great idea, by the way!



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