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After the abundance of candy and cookies consumed over the holidays, I cringe at the idea of more sweets finding their way into our home. Especially candy with artificial colored dyes added. Valentine’s Day and Halloween are the two holidays where I have to brace myself for the inevitable influx of dye-laden candies. I don’t have concrete proof, but I’m fairly certain that one of my sons has a dye sensitivity. This sensitivity manifests itself in behavior issues.

Because of this, I try to make Valentines that don’t use candies. Introducing Melted Crayon Heart Valentines!

For Halloween I give out chocolates instead of hard “colorful” candy.

Last year, we made these really fun colorful crayon hearts.

And attached them using Elmer’s glue dots to cards that said “For Crayon Out Loud, Won’t You Be My Valentine.” I’m not the first to invent melted crayon hearts and I’m certainly not the last. I used Chef Messy’s tutorial to make mine:

Kelly at Pink Hammer Blog has a tutorial using glitter in her crayon hearts:

Want another candy-free Valentine idea? Make these adorable “You Rule” Valentines:

You Rule Valentines | Pretty Handy Girl

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  1. The Working Home Keeper
    The Working Home Keeper says:

    I made these last year for our youngest son’s preschool class. I will be doing them again this year for his kindergarten class! Those heart-shaped silicone baking molds in the Dollar Spot at Target are great for these. Makes them really easy to remove afterwards!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  2. Kristen @ Pink Toes and Power Tools
    Kristen @ Pink Toes and Power Tools says:

    Great Valentine idea! I did the plain muffin tin version over Christmas break, trying to use up the massive amounts of crayons we’ve accumulated over the years. I sustained a removing-the-paper injury (got crayon jammed way up under my nail from picking off the paper before I got smart and used a knife!!) Next time I won’t use any crayons other than the name brand versions though–a few of them didn’t melt. Yours turned out very cute!


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