Oh, I've been saving up broken crayons for a while now. There have been so many cute projects out there with melting crayons I could hardly resist. I first started gathering them thinking I was going to melt them into Christmas tree shapes for Christmas, but that obviously came and went with no melted crayons.
Of course I had Valentine's on the brain when my daughter brought home her preschool classroom list. The next day I was just floored when I saw this post at the long thread, just had to run to target to get my heart shaped pan! (I also managed to make some red velvet heart shaped cakes with buttercream frosting before we got to use the pan for melting crayons, yum).
We had the best time peeling the remaining paper off the crayons and breaking them up and sorting them. Natalie and Emily even got to fill up the heart shaped cake pan with the crayons before I popped them into the oven (the crayons people, not the kids!).
**Update: I also wanted to say a huge thank you to Dana for allowing me to guest blog yesterday, it was quite the honor. Thank you to everyone who commented and those of you who are now followers and subscribers! I'm inching toward the 400th follower and I'll do a special prize for the 400th follower and a giveaway for everyone else to join in on once we get there, HOLY CATS!**