How to Make a Homemade Crayon Heart Valentine

Kids can recycle old crayons into a special gift for friends and family

By Melissa Basgall, Macaroni Kid Downtown/South Kansas City February 10, 2021

If you’re looking for unique Valentine’s Day gifts this year, these adorable heart shaped crayon valentine’s hearts are a simple, fun, and affordable idea. Plus it’s a fun activity for the kids, so it’s a two-for-one in my book!

Heart Shaped Crayons

What you'll need:

  • Used crayons (you will need quite a few)
  • Silicone heart molds 


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Peel crayons from wrappers.
  • Break crayons into small pieces (no bigger than ½ inch long).
  • Place crayons into molds and place molds on a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Cool for 4-6 hours. Or place in freezer for 30 minutes.

You can make your hearts with any combination of colors! These make a great, easy Valentine's gift for classmates and friends, or simply as a way to recycle old crayons around your own house.

Bonus: Make sure to check out Macaroni Kid's adorable FREE printable Valentine's your kids can share with friends and family!

Melissa Basgall is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Downtown/South Kansas City, Kansas.