This week on My Frugal Family Fun with Kids post I wanted to share what has become a god send for me and my family in our attempt to save money and have fun at home. We’ve discovered so many amazing crafts and fun ideas on an amazing new site called Pinterest. It is a god send when you’re living a frugal lifestyle because you can find everything on how to make your own liquid detergents to how to organize to fun crafts you can do with your kids. It’s got a little bit of everything which I love!
Being that Valentine’s Day is coming up, we wanted to do a Valentine’s Day Craft. We took to Pinterest and discovered this amazing and fun way to make use of old broken crayons and to make a fun Valentine’s Day craft for their classmates and crushes at school. I wish I had thought of this! Until I get great ideas like this I’ll just rely on my good friend Pinterest to help me find some amazing ideas that I didn’t come up with myself.
TO MAKE THESE SIMPLE VALENTINE’S…
You simply get a Silicone Heart pan at your local target or Walmart for $3 bucks if you don’t have one already. I got ours at Walmart for $3 hence why I know it costs only $3! You simply cut up the broken crayons or old crayons not being used any more into small pieces and put them into a bowl.
You let the kids stir the bowl to make sure all the colors are evenly distributed and there is a good variety. Then you place them inside the pan and bake them at 250 degrees for like 10-15 minutes until they’ve melted together and formed the hearts. Then you let them cool for at least 40 minutes until they are completely cold to the touch so the kids don’t burn themselves.
While they are cooling you can decide what you will put the crayon hearts on. You can cut circles out of construction paper like you see above or you can place them on red and white paper heart doilies and write something on them with the kids for Valentine’s day. You can stick the crayons to the circles or doilies with double sided tape.
Source: flickr.com via Vanessa on Pinterest via Chef Messy
You finally place them with the double sided tape onto the doily or Circle with your written Valentine’s Day Message and that’s it! You’re done making these amazing (almost free or free if you had a pan already) Valentine’s! It’s fun to make with the kids, it lets you be frugal and save money on Valentine’s, and it allows you to upcycle something like broken crayons that probably aren’t being used.
I hope you enjoy this idea just as much as we did. Thank you Pinterest for helping me discover this amazing fun idea!
You can find more great ideas from Vanessa at The Queen of Swag.