valentine goodies

With the school Valentine’s party quickly approaching I needed to sit down and figure out what I was going to make for the goodie bags. We also need to think about actual Valentines….but I wanted to get the bags out of the way.

Today I picked up a bag of these little glittery wooden hearts at Hobby Lobby (they were $1.99 and 40% off) and simply glued them to mini clothespins which I already owned. I plan to use these clips to clip the tops of the candy bags.

Next the little guy and I set out to make rainbow crayons. This involves using old broken crayons, mini cupcake tins, and some liners. We put ours in the oven for about 10 mins at 350F, probably way too long because they turned out quite muddy. We are going to try shorter times with the next batch. These will be wrapped up for the goodie bags too! I’ll have more ideas on packing soon.

I have some other projects for the bags too but the sun went down before they were finished, so I’ll photograph those soon!

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7 Responses to valentine goodies

  1. Nikki says:

    I would suggest a lower heat setting. A friend and I recently made these crayons for Valentine’s presents as well.

    150 degrees for 10-15 minutes worked best.

    There are pictures of them on her blog:

  2. Jonnie says:

    I really wish I went to school with your son! His classmates are so lucky :)

  3. PooToo says:

    you are brilliant! love the clothespin idea! and i had to slap my head after seeing that you used papercupcakes for your tray.. i did that last year with my kids with out the paper cups and that tray has never been cleaned again.. the crayons did a number on it..

    great ideas! thanks for sharing, ps my little girl adores all of your plushies

  4. Megan M says:

    I just made some heart shaped crayons myself for my boyfriend and my sister (neither of whom I think will love them as much as me, lol). I bought a silicon Wilton heart tray which was a waste of money since next time I can just use a muffin tin with paper liners. The project I found online said to do it at 250. After about 8 minutes, they really weren’t melted so I cranked it up to 275 for about another 5 minutes and they turned out great! I swirled the colors around with toothpicks after they came out and popped them in the fridge to cool.

  5. cheryl says:

    i love the crayons. must try this!

  6. the clothespins are so clever and lovely!

    good luck with the second batch of oven-crayons

  7. sue says:

    I’m coming to this post late, but thought I’d give my 2 cents worth anyway. When I did this with my kids we used the left over cheap crayons we get at restaurants. The cookies didn’t turn out well at all. I decided to splurge and go buy crayola crayons specifically for melting and they turned out fantastic! Check out my photos: