We had a lot of fun making our Valentines this year! We decided to make them allergy friendly, and so we hauled out an old favorite craft–the Crayon Cupcake!
This is also a great way to get rid of old, broken crayons (of which we had almost a full bucket.) I removed the wrappers, and the boys helped break/cut the crayon pieces into small chunks.
(If you want to make sure your craft is also corn-free, you’ll need to wash the crayons after removing the wrapper, as corn is used on the glue that holds the wrappers in place. Cheaper crayons (and restaurant crayons) may also use corn wax in the crayons themselves, so you should probably stick to Crayola (or call the crayon manufacturers) for a guaranteed corn-free craft.)
After the crayons are peeled and broken, place the pieces in cupcake liners. (It was pajama day, in case you couldn’t tell. 🙂
Bake in a 250 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Start checking at 10, and remove them as soon as there are no more crayon chunks visible.
I’m happily sharing this Valentine Craft with Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, and Corn-free Everyday