Melted Crayon Heart Valentines

After the abundance of candy and cookies consumed over the holidays, I cringe at the idea of more sweets finding their way into our home. Especially candy with artificial colored dyes added. Valentine’s Day and Halloween are the two holidays where I have to brace myself for the inevitable influx of dye-laden candies. I don’t have concrete proof, but I’m fairly certain that one of my sons has a dye sensitivity. This sensitivity manifests itself in behavior issues.

Because of this, I try to make Valentines that don’t use candies.

And for Halloween I give out chocolates instead of hard “colorful” candy.

Last year, we made these really fun colorful crayon hearts.

And attached them using Elmer’s glue dots to cards that said “For Crayon Out Loud, Won’t You Be My Valentine.” I’m not the first to invent melted crayon hearts and I’m certainly not the last. I used Chef Messy’s tutorial to make mine:

But, I just saw that Kelly at Pink Hammer Blog has a tutorial using glitter yesterday:

Coming up: What my son said to make me have a change of heart on giving out candy and another Dye-Free Valentine’s Day gift idea!

P.s. Thanks for all your comments about refrigerators! I took a look at Sears today and definitely think one of those Samsung french door beasts will have a spot in our new kitchen. 

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Comments

  1. So cute!! I can’t wait to hear how your son changed your mind about candy at Valentines.

  2. Adorable Brittany! You’ve got to be the most popular Mom on the block, in school and just about everywhere!

  3. I don’t have any young ones at home any more, but these look like so much fun! (I still enjoy coloring.)

  4. I made these last year for our youngest son’s preschool class. I will be doing them again this year for his kindergarten class! Those heart-shaped silicone baking molds in the Dollar Spot at Target are great for these. Makes them really easy to remove afterwards!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  5. Brittany such a great, USEFUL alternative to candy. I’m adding it to my non-candy valentines list for future reference. Thank you.

  6. Hi, Brittany

    I always love making these and my kiddo loves helping out too. Have a great one.

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

  7. I have made these the past 2 years for my son. So much fun to do. If you use all brown crayon they look like chocolate!

  8. What a great idea! I’m always looking for good ideas for Valentine’s that aren’t dye-laden candy or those little cards that just end up getting thrown out or in the recycling bin. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a great idea! With 3 boys we certainly have our share of broken up crayons that never get used!!

  10. Great Valentine idea! I did the plain muffin tin version over Christmas break, trying to use up the massive amounts of crayons we’ve accumulated over the years. I sustained a removing-the-paper injury (got crayon jammed way up under my nail from picking off the paper before I got smart and used a knife!!) Next time I won’t use any crayons other than the name brand versions though–a few of them didn’t melt. Yours turned out very cute!

  11. This is such a cool and creative Valentine’s idea. My kids will love it. Thank you!

  12. this is the cutest idea! where did u get the mold?

  13. This is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very accurate info… Appreciate your sharing this one.

    A must read article!

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