My son has started Kindergarten this year. He finally likes to color and draw on everything. He has a spiral notebook he can draw in and we take it everywhere. After three kids we have so many broken crayons everywhere. I am sure you could easily find some broken crayons for this project if you have any kids in your home.
Easy Homemade Valentines : Fishy Valentines
Supplies needed for melted crayon Valentines:
Directions how to make fishy valentines:
1. First sort out the crayons in to similar colors, blues, greens and reds. You get the idea. Any color combinations will work. Peel off the paper wrappers around the crayons. I let my son help with this part.
2. Next get a silicone mold. This fish mold is perfect for this Valentines project. But you can always use a muffin tin and some cupcake liners to make these anytime. Fill the molds pretty full with colorful crayon pieces in like colors. (note: the fish mold did not clean well. It will now be used for crafts only.)
4. Next set the mold on a tray and place in the oven at 250 for 15-20 minutes. Until the crayons have all melted together.
I have provided a printable to make these cute little fish valentines to attach your colorful melted crayon fish to.
To assemble this homemade Valentine card
1. Cut about 6 inches of bakers bakers twine in fun colors to match the melted crayon fish.
2. Place a dab of hot glue to secure the fish to the card and a small dab of hot glue to secure the twine to the tip of the fish.
3. Next cut the slits in the card using a craft knife. (I love this one.)
4. Next tie the end of the bakers twine to the pencil or a small dot of hot glue to glue it in place. I have even included a space where you child can put to and from on the front of the card. I find most homemade Valentine’s card printables do not have a space for names.
I don’t like giving a lot of candy for Holidays. Especially, since candy mostly just gets thrown away. This Valentine is a two for one deal and does not use a ton of ink. The kiddos get a free crayon and a free pencil. Overall this homemade Valentine doesn’t cost too much. You can find pencils for pretty cheap in party stores or the dollar store. I love that I am giving them something they can actually use.
Find more creative Valentine ideas:
Easy Handmade Valentines: Let it Glow (with FREE printable)
Handmade Valentine Cards: Arrows (with FREE printable)
What do you think? Is this an O ‘fish’ ally cute valentine or what?