All of the instructions on how to make recycled crayons are available on my YouTube channel. Click HERE or on the image below to see those instructions.
To do this project, you will want to gather all the little scraps of crayons you have at home or school. You will also need small glass jars (I use baby food jars), candy molds, and small bags to put the final crayons in. The video linked above will explain all the steps of making your own recycled crayons (I won’t repeat all of that here). You can make recycled crayons for lots of different reasons.
I’ve made them to have on hand as gifts, as rewards for my students, and now as DIY Valentines for my daughter’s classmates. To make our little Valentines, we used heart-shaped molds. You can find heart candy molds at local stores, or Amazon has this great set with hearts and other shapes included. Click HERE to see the entire set or HERE for just hearts (affiliate link – disclosure available here).
After we made our heart-shaped crayons, we then divided them up, three to a bag. I got these cute little bags at Michaels. Any bag will do just fine. Amazon has these cute cellophane ones and these small cute paper bags. On the back, I wrote, “Recycled crayons made by: _________” and I had my daughter sign her name. Then I made enough copies to tape these little tags to the back of the bags so that classmates and parents would know these were crayons we made ourselves.
Now our festive bags of DIY Valentines are all full and ready to go!
The great thing about recycled crayons is that you can make them into any shape molds you have. I’m always on the lookout for cool new molds. Here you can see my daughter using a new one we just got – of unicorns!
Thanks for reading, and Happy Valentine’s Day!