Thursday, February 14, 2013

You Melt My Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! What a busy day. My kinders were SO excited to celebrate today with our class party and V-day activities. I saw so many cute valentine ideas on Pinterest this year. It was hard to decided what to do for my class. I decided on the melted crayon hearts. I’m sure you’ve seen this on Pinterest and if you haven’t tried it you should! It was not hard and it didn’t even take long at all.

I found these heart silicone molds at Michael's. The set of 12 was under 7.00 with their weekly coupon.
I soaked the crayons in warm water for about 10 or 15 min and the Crayola papers came right off. The Rose Art paper wrappers did not. They ended up in the trash because I didn't want to mess with pealing papers off. Who has time for that?!?
They dried in no time! Next, it was time to break them up and place them in the silicone molds. They baked at 215 degrees for about 20 min or until they were melted. I pulled them out and let them cool over night. They popped right out of the molds with no trouble. Next time I think I'll be more selective with the colors I choose, but the kids loved them and I'll definitely try it again.

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Heather's Heart said...

We made these too! I let my kiddos choose the colors they wanted. I have a heart muffin tin that we put on top of an electric skillet. The kiddos got to watch what happened with the heating and cooling....a great science lesson. =)

I am happy to be your cute blogs newest follower. If you get the chance, I would love for you to hop over and visit me.

Heather's Heart

Mrs. Krol said...

Yay! So glad you found me little blog! What a great way to involve your students in the fun. I'm your newest follower as well!