We don’t give BirBir any candy or sweets yet, so I didn’t want to send candy and sweets to her friends at the daycare. It just didn’t feel right with me. So I searched and searched and found the perfect thing for BirBir to pass out… Heart-Shaped Crayons! I found it the idea here.
So I went and got some of BirBir’s old and broken crayons, placed them in small baggies by color, smashed them with a hammer, put them in a heart shaped silicon mold, then placed them in the oven. They melt pretty fast so don’t leave them in there for too long. After I took them out, I just left them cool down on the counter, but if you only have one mold and you want to speed things up a bit, place the silicon mold in the freezer for a minute or so to speed up the cooling process.
Then, you just pluck them right out! I loved how easily they came out 🙂
I knew I was going to place them in small baggies to give to the kids, but I wanted something else in there. So, I thought, “why not a mini-coloring book!?” So I went on Google and just looked up about 5 different Valentine’s Day related coloring pages. Then I just put them all in one page in Word. I wanted them all to be small enough to fit the baggie. After measuring the baggie, I adjusted the size of the coloring pages and I printed away. I then cut all the pages out and placed one of each coloring page in a baggie with about 3-4 heart-shaped crayon. I then stapled a red cardstock paper folded from the top to seal it. I then printed “Have a very COLORFUL Valentine’s Day XOXO Birlant” (I actually had to hand-color the word COLORFUL because my printer was out of colored ink!) But it was fun 😉
To make my life a bit easier, I printed that on labels so I wouldn’t have to worry about glueing them on the red cardstock.