This Valentine’s Day, try making these adorable nature themed crayons! They are such a unique and cute gift to pass out this Valentine’s Day. Kids will love making them for their friends and they make a great useful non-sugary gift!
We recently made these adorable nature crayons and I immediately knew we should turn them into Valentine gifts! Here are some quick instructions for making nature crayons:
- Soak the crayons in warm soapy water to help loosen the labels.
- Peel off the labels.
- Dry the crayons and brake them into small pieces. Place the pieces into the molds.
- Put the molds on a baking sheet and place it in an oven set at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven (careful the molds and liquid wax will be hot!)
- Let the crayons completely cool and pop them out of the mold. The cooling process takes about 20-2-30 minutes.
- They are ready to go!
If you want to see the links to the silicone molds or need more details, you can see the full instructions for making these nature crayons HERE.
Ready to make some crayon Valentines? Here’s what you’ll need….
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Here’s How We Made Our Crayon Valentines:
First make your cardboard hearts. I made a template out of card stock and used that to trace all of my hearts.
Cut out the hearts and add a dab of hot glue to the cardboard and stick your crayon shapes on the hot glue! I tested out all of the crayon shapes after the hot glue dried and they all pop off the hot glue with a little tug of the crayon!
Write a cute saying on your cardboard heart and they are all finished! Check out a few our Valen-pine designs:
My boys loved these large pine tree crayons! These are their favorite crayons.
These little pine trees turned out so cute!
These mushroom Valentines are my favorite! I love how they turned out.
These little mushrooms remind me of the Mario video game mushroom! They have a cute smiley face on them.
The stars turned out so pretty! We loved combining different colors and it was fun to see the final result once they dried.
I love that these Valentines are eco-friendly and the cardboard can be recycled when the crayon is picked off!
Which one is your favorite?! It’s so hard for me to decide, but the pine cones and mushroom might be favorites for me! If you try these, please tag me @littlepinelearners on Instagram! I can’t wait to see your nature themed crayons!
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I hope you give this crayon Valentine activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this activity as my boys.