Kids create melted crayon drawings on foil with this easy project for Valentine’s Day. Try making some foil heart valentines for friends, family & classmates!
Foil Heart Valentines for Kids
This is one of the Valentine crafts from my book, The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Crafts & Recipes. Kids love to do melted crayon art and combining it with FOIL is extra fun and shiny!
NOTE: We used a cookie sheet heated in the oven for this melted crayon project, but if you have a warming tray, the process would be even easier! (See this post on making melted crayon art with a warming tray for more inspiration and information.)
Another idea for this project is to wrap cardboard heart shapes with aluminum foil, then heat them on a cookie sheet in the oven before drawing on them with the crayons.
Foil Heart Valentine Cards
Kids love to try their hand at melted-crayon drawings on aluminum foil. Combine the foil hearts with a message such as “You shine, Valentine.”
- Aluminum foil
- Cookie sheet (or warming tray)
- Oven mitt or winter mitten
- White glue, such as Elmer’s
- Blank cards (or paper folded over)
1. Place a sheet of foil on the cookie sheet and heat both in a 350 F oven.
2. Place the hot cookie sheet on a doubled-over towel (to protect the table) and protect the nondominant hand with an oven mitt. Draw and decorate hearts with a crayon on the hot foil.
The crayon will melt as you draw, creating vibrant, thick lines (juicy lines, as my daughter calls them). When the cookie sheet cools, just reheat it in the oven and continue.
3. Cut out the hearts from the foil. Glue them to the front of the blank cards.
4. Use markers to decorate the card and write your Valentine’s Day greetings and sentiments inside and out.
5. Present a heart to your valentine.
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