Make & do: wax hearts

wax hearts

wax heartsWax hearts make sweet valentines gifts or just look really pretty hung in a window.





You will need:

  • Waxed paper
  • Crayon shavings (adults can shave crayons with a scissors or knife)
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Hole punch
  • Pretty  ribbon


  1. Fold a piece of waxed paper in half. Draw half a heart with the center of the heart at the fold.
  2. Open the waxed paper and place it flat on your work surface.
  3. Sprinkle the crayon shavings on the waxed paper.
  4. Cover the waxed paper with an additional piece of waxed paper. Put a paper towel on top of the waxed paper (this will protect your iron), then have an adult iron the two layers of waxed paper together on low heat)
  5. Cut out the heart image Punch a hole near the top of your heart and thread a ribbon through the hole for hanging

Easy and so effective.