Crush Up Broken Crayons, Then Heat Them In The Oven Until They Melt Into Perfect Hearts

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Valentine’s Day is all about mending broken hearts, so why not broken crayons, too? If you want an adorable and affordable gift for all the little valentines in your life, these darling crayon hearts are just the ticket.

Like our cute heart-shaped petit fours, this tutorial takes ordinary materials you already have in the house and turns them into something extraordinary! Just melt down all the old crayon stubs into little heart-shaped knick-knacks and hand them out come February 14.

Plus, you can still use these hearts as crayons once they’ve been melted down. It’s a great way to recycle all those crunched-up crayons at the bottom of the box. Your kids will get back their favorite (forcibly retired) colors, and you’ll have an awesome memento for them, perfect for showing them how much you love ’em! Sounds like a win-win, if you ask us.

Check out the instruction below to learn how to make a few of these cutie pie “art hearts” right at home!



  1. Chop up leftover broken crayons into half-inch or smaller pieces.
  2. Divide up crayon bits by color and put them into heart-shaped silicone mold.
  3. Bake in the oven 15 minutes at 250 °F.
  4. Let cool and share with your valentines!

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