This is a scheduled post.
Ever since I saw the sentiment, “you color my world” in the Tiny Valentine set from Papertrey Ink, I KNEW I wanted to make heart shaped color crayons.
The other nice thing about this project is, no candy. They get enough and my little man really doesn’t like it. But he does like to color and is fascinated with his new crayons. :)
I started off with a card base measuring 4.25 x 4.25”. Then die cut the base with a Spellbinders™ die template. (Classic Scalloped Squares Large). After that, I made a window using Scalloped Hearts. Polka dots were stamped and embossed onto the front. Then I scored the bottom, about one half inch long. Tie through some ribbon, add a Label Trio tag with the sentiment, and you have a darling, easy Valentine.
I attached the heart crayon to the back of the pouch with a thick foam dot. It held well, but the crayon released easily.
Here is how I made the crayons:
Yes, I would normally use old and broken crayons for this project, but when I tried to explain to the little man what I was going to do with his crayons, he wouldn’t hear of it. No worries, I went into my supply stash. During school supply time, crayons go on sale cheap. I always buy several boxes and put them aside.
You can see that I started to peel away all the paper. Bad choice. So, I grabbed my X-ACTO Gripster knife and cut away the paper instead. Insert the blade in at an angle. Cut into the paper on the side that is underneath.
You can see how much easier that came off. It didn’t work perfectly every time, but 8 out of 10 worked perfectly.
I broke up the crayons and dispersed them into each heart shape. I put them in the oven at 250 degrees. Put a cookie sheet underneath the silicon pan, because when the crayons melt, they turn to liquid and you don’t want it to spill. They took about 10-12 minutes to melt. Keep a close eye on them. I left them in the mold for about 2 hours. They set up perfectly!
Let me know if you try these. I would love to see what creative packaging you come up with!!
thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps (Papertrey Ink-Tiny Valentine, Polka Dot Basics), Cardstock (Papertrey Ink-Pure Poppy, Stamper’s Select White), Ink (Versamark Watermark), Embossing Powder (Stampendous-White Detail), Ribbon (Papertrey Ink-Fresh Snow Grosgrain), Spellbinders die templates (Classic Scalloped Squares Large, Scalloped Hearts, Label Trio)