There are images of Martha’s melted crayon hearts all over pinterest.
I remember making these when I was a child.
My Mother would be working on her ironing. She would plop me at the kitchen table with crayons and wax paper.
I thought it was such a treat. She would then help me melt them in the wax paper. I would cut them into all different sorts of shapes.
Last week, I decided we needed to make some of these Valentine hearts to spruce up our house. The kids loved the project.
First, we made crayon shavings by using the hand held crayon and pencil sharpeners.
Make sure you lay out wax paper to catch your shavings.
Lay butcher paper on counter or surface you will be using to iron. Then lay the original wax paper with shavings on it.
Top that layer with an additional piece of wax paper. Then to protect the iron we laid out another piece of butcher paper.
Run iron across the top layer of butcher paper to melt the crayons.
Let cool, then trace shapes and cut out.
I think they look best when hung up against a window so the light can shine through them.
The kids are so proud of their colorful hearts. I’m not sure this picture does them justice.
Below is a picture of Piper’s Valentine’s that she took to preschool today. I loved how they turned out and they were very easy. I found the idea on Pinterest. Click here to get the fun printables to make this.