First peel the crayons. (This is the hardest part!)
Ok....here is the update: I don't use brand new crayons anymore. I make sure to keep all of my old crayons and I even have kiddos help me peel them throughout the year.
Next, break the crayons into smaller pieces and place in a heart shaped muffin tin. You can do any color combinations you like but I just use a regular box of crayons and mix them up. 24 crayons makes 9 of these heart shaped crayons perfectly!
At this point I put them in the freezer to let them cool (quickly) and because I only had one of the pans and I have to do this 5 times to make enough for my whole class. It only takes a few minutes for them to cool and then they pop right out but it takes forever when you have to go through the whole process 5 times.
So this year I found the silicone hearts like this:
And I am hoping they work in the microwave....that would really speed it up!
Here is a link to the Valentine page I used to give them. You can click on the pic to download from Google docs.
The kiddos love these. They are really strange to color with and it is always a surprise what color you will end up coloring with but they are fun and the message is full of love. The best part is because I bought the tin years ago and I don't remember what I paid for them it is a practically free gift :) Happy Valentines day, start these early if you want to hand them out on the 14th!
Here are some more Valentine products from my TPT shop!