Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines

About four years ago, I bought 20 or so boxes of Valentines from Walmart in their after-V'day sale for 10 cents a box. Since then, I have let the children go "shopping" from those Valentines to choose ones to give to their friends and classmates. But this year, after seeing this wonderful idea, I felt like we needed to get a little more creative.
So we made heart shaped crayons for all our Valentines!
These creative Valentines were very inexpensive because we have tons of crayons, bajillions of crayons that will never again be used. We put those together with scrap card stock (from back when I used to scrapbook) and bags that I bought from amazon.
The kids loved crumbling up the crayons to put in the heart shaped muffin tins, but our favorite part was popping the crayons out after they'd been in the fridge for a while. The tops of the "crayon muffins" tend to be quite dull, but the bottoms are works of art. Each one is unique! For even more pizzaz, we used some of our glitter and sparkle crayons in our hearts.
This project was overall a huge success: Kids loved it (check), super frugal (check),  not all that time consuming (check), beautiful results (check!).
The kiddos are very excited about handing out their Valentines!
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7 comments:

  1. I tried making these (and posted the awful results on my blog) and it was a mess. I tried making flower shaped crayons in a flower cookie pan. I'm thinking it was too shallow? These are adorable! They would have been the perfect gift for my daycare kids.

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  2. Love these! We made some gingerbread men crayons recently and had a BLAST! I like that yours are small... mine came out pretty large, and a bit harder to handle!

    http://www.livingwiththreeboys.com/2011/02/snowy-days.html

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  3. That is such a cute idea! I haven't seen heart muffin tins, but that is such a neat idea.

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  4. awesome. awesome. awesome.
    How creative are you???
    Such a fun mommy!!!

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  5. These are so cute! What a great idea! My kiddos are still a little young for this, but I'm sticking it in my "fun things to do when they're older" file. Thanks for the idea!
    http://mindofthemother.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh I love that. We have a box of thousands of crayons this is a great idea!

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