How to Make a Homemade DIY Crayon Heart Valentine

Kids can have fun when they recycle old crayons into a special gift for friends and family

By Melissa Basgall, Macaroni Kid Downtown/South Kansas City February 5, 2022

If you’re looking for unique Valentine’s Day gifts this year, these adorable heart shaped crayon valentine’s hearts are a simple, fun, and affordable idea. Plus it’s a fun activity for the kids, so it’s a two-for-one in my book! Skip the premade store bought Valentine's and give these instead.

Heart Shaped Crayons

What you'll need:

  • Used crayons - you will need quite a few
  • Silicone heart molds 


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Peel crayons from wrappers
  • Break crayons into small pieces (no bigger than ½ inch long)
  • Place crayons into molds and place molds on a baking sheet
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Cool for 4-6 hours. Or place in freezer for 30 minutes

You can make your hearts with any combination of colors! These make a great, easy Valentine's gift for classmates and friends, or simply as a way to recycle old crayons around your own house.

Melissa Basgall is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Downtown/South Kansas City, Kansas

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