How to Make Heart Crayons and Have Some Fun With Your Kid

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How to Make Heart Crayons and Have Some Fun With Your Kid
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Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

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Start with crayons. Peel them. It's ok to look dubious, as this little gal does.

Start with crayons. Peel them. It's ok to look dubious, as this little gal does.

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It takes a while to peel them.

It takes a while to peel them.

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But it is satisfying when you get a bunch. Hooray for progress!

But it is satisfying when you get a bunch. Hooray for progress!

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So many pretty colors!

So many pretty colors!

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Break them into small pieces and add to your mold.

Break them into small pieces and add to your mold.

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Here is a much easier way to remove the paper....put crayons in a glass pie dish...

Here is a much easier way to remove the paper....put crayons in a glass pie dish...

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Pour hot water over them. (But NOT BOILING WATER...they will melt!) the wrappers will peel right off!

Pour hot water over them. (But NOT BOILING WATER...they will melt!) the wrappers will peel right off!

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I wish we knew about this step before we spent an hour peeling them from their regular state!

I wish we knew about this step before we spent an hour peeling them from their regular state!

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Place in a 250 degree oven, on a cookie sheet, for 20 minutes.

Place in a 250 degree oven, on a cookie sheet, for 20 minutes.

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This is what they look like when you take them out.

This is what they look like when you take them out.

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Let them cool until they are hard.

Let them cool until they are hard.

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This is the fun part!

This is the fun part!

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Tada! And these aren't just pretty, but fun to color with! As you might imagine, they make lots of colors when used from different angles.

Tada! And these aren't just pretty, but fun to color with! As you might imagine, they make lots of colors when used from different angles.

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