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!
Updated December 2021
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 Valentines for Kids
From The Artful Year, by Jean Van’t Hul, © 2015 by Jean Van’t Hul. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boulder, CO.
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)
- Prep materials
Place a sheet of foil on the cookie sheet and heat in a 350 F oven.
- Decorate your foil
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. When the cookie sheet cools, just reheat it in the oven and continue.
- Cut out your hearts
Use scissors to cut out the hearts from the foil. Glue them to the front of the blank cards.
- Decorate your cards
Use markers to decorate the card and write your Valentine’s Day greetings and sentiments inside and out.
Lastly, you can present a heart to your valentine!
More Valentine Cards for Kids to Make
- 12 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
- How to Make DIY Valentines for Kids with Cardboard Hearts
- 19 Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids
- How to Make Easy and Fun Kids Homemade Valentines
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