Make this fun Valentine’s Day craft to give the kids something unique that isn’t candy on Valentine’s Day this year. On February 14th, have the supplies ready to make with the kids as this year’s Valentine’s Day craft. You will have already practiced and it only takes an hour, at most, to make. Let’s get started!
Materials Needed For The Valentine’s Day Craft:
Heart Shaped Crayon Directions:
- Pick out two crayons to mix together for each heart mold. Peel the paper off of the crayons you chose.
- This is great fine motor practice for children.
- If the children want to try some with more than two colors, let them experiment.
- Cut or break the crayons into six pieces. If you need a knife, be sure to do this away form the children if they are working at the counter as well.
- Place the crayons into the molds.
- You can try different patterns when placing the crayons into the mold. I alternated colors as I dropped every other crayon piece in.
- Put the silicone heart mold on a tinfoil lined baking sheet. Put it in the oven at 250 for 15 minutes.
- Encourage children to make a hypothesis. They can even draw their predictions while they wait for the 15 minute timer.
- Ask the children what they think will happen to the crayons. What will happen to the different colors you put in the heart molds?
- Let the heart crayons cool for 20 minutes before popping them out.
- If you are gifting the Valentine’s Day craft, bag them with a cute label as pictured below, “Color Your Heart Out!”
- Let the kids jump right in and use their new crayons. Can they color a valentine card for a friend or family member?
Let the kids experiment with the Valentine’s Day craft. Tell them that when scientists experiment, they make hypotheses and record their results. Print out this free scientific method worksheet for kids to draw and write in. Enjoy making these heart shaped crayons and have a fun Valentine’s Day with your family.
About The Author
Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and works for Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny as the eLearning Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her son, going for walks with her husband and dog, and discovering local wineries in New England.
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