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Recycled Heart Crayons

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your kids’ broken crayons?? Well wonder no more! these recycled heart crayons repurpose those waxy remnants AND make for a perfect Valentine favor.

If your kids are anything like mine, their crayons are probably broken before they even make it out of the box. Or have been gnawed on by a teething toddler. So gather them up and follow the step-by-step guide below to make these festively fun crayons!


  • Broken crayons
  • Glitter
  • Silicone heart molds


Gather up the crayon pieces and peel off the wrappers. I stuck with Valentinesy colors like reds, pinks, purples, white and gold.

Break them into smaller bits as necessary and mix them up.

Sprinkle glitter into the bottom of the silicone heart molds.

Fill each heart mold with crayon pieces.

Sprinkle a bit more glitter on top of the crayons.

Bake in a 300 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the crayons have melted.

Remove from oven and allow to cook completely.

Pop out of silicone molds.

Wrap crayons in cellophane and tie with a ribbon and add a fun Valentine’s Day message. Or toss into a good bag or treat box.

Your kiddos will love coloring with these beautiful, glittery crayons. Use different color combinations and molds for various holidays. A red and green line tree would be oh so cute for Christmas!

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