DIY – A Colorful way to say Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Mindy Lockard on February 1, 2011

I don’t know about you Gracious Girls, but sometimes Valentine’s Day can be too sweet.

Just thinking about it gives me a toothache.

So when it comes to my children’s Valentine’s Day, I like to think beyond the candy wrapper or box of conversation hearts.  In the past years we’ve sent along these soaps, but this year we’re adding a pop of color – a great idea we picked up from the one and only Martha or should I say, Ms. Stewart?

This little V-Day activity is a great way to use up those broken crayons we all have rolling around.
First, we unwrap the crayons and sort them in bowls by color.


Next we break them up into little pieces by putting them into plastic bags and, with a stainless meat tenderizer, chop, chop, chop.


After they are broken into little pieces, the girls put them into the heart-shaped molds – their favorite part.


We pop them into a 350-degree oven and bake until melted apx. 7 minutes.


Let cool.  Pop out.


Wrap, tie with a ribbon and you have sweet (sans the sugar) sentiments!


We LOVE these and so will your dentist! What’s your favorite sugar-free way to say Happy V-Day?!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa 02.02.11 at 8:25 am

I love this idea! Unfortunately, my daughters are past this stage. I’ll have to keep it in mind for future grandchildren. lol

Suzanne Nourse 02.02.11 at 8:52 am

What fun! I must give these a try with next little visitors.

Jennifer 02.02.11 at 9:29 am

Absolutely adorable! Valentine’s Day without sugar though? I will have to keep thinking about that one.

Mindy Lockard 02.02.11 at 2:41 pm

Oh Jen, don’t think too hard I do love your treats! Just not all of the candy that comes home from school. Two totally different sugars!

hollie 02.03.11 at 3:11 pm

We did this for three of Molly’s classes, but never had the beautiful presentation. We will be copying your tag for Espen’s class. Thank-you, Mindy!

Olivia 02.04.11 at 10:28 am

Oh, this is adorable! Love it. xx

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