Valentine’s Day Arts And Crafts To Make With Kids

January 18, 2015 2:00 PM
Valentine’s Day Arts And Crafts To Make With Kids

" Nothing says love like a handmade gift. It shows that you were willing to put forth the time and creativity to do something special for another person. This Valentine’s Day, teach your child what it means to put love into action as you work together to create homemade gifts for the people—and animals—in your life.

Sweetheart Crayons

Put broken crayons to work in this craft that makes a great gift for classmates.

Photo Credit Meghan Ross

Peeled crayons in a variety of colors Oven-safe heart-shaped mold similar to this one

Work together with your child to break the crayons in small pieces or collect all the already broken crayons. Adults can also use a sharp knife to cut the crayons if needed.

Fill each cavity of the baking mold with the pieces. For a rainbow effect, aim for an assortment of colors in each heart.

Bake the tray of crayon bits in a 250-degree oven until the wax is fully melted. This is usually a 10- to 15-minute process, but times vary by oven and the size of your hearts, so keep a close eye on the process.

After removing the tray from the oven, allow the wax to fully cool and harden "

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