My son is all about legos, crayons for book making and magna blocks. I don’t have any more to say about magna blocks except that they are awesome. But I do have a lot more to say about legos, crayons and valentines!
So what did we decide to do for classroom Valentine’s this year?
Give legos and crayons in the shape of legos!
My favorite part of the Valentine is the lego hearts! These aren’t easy to find! I called the local Lego store and asked if they carried these, 2×2 coupling plates. They said no, those are pretty sought after. Why I asked. Because people like to make them into hearts! Oh…. Yep! That’s why I’m one of those people searching for them!
I looked and looked for these, but none of the tutorials I found, told me where to get the pieces. So I finally found them at Brick Owl. The website is pretty cool. You can pick your country, your brick and your color, then sort by seller and their shipping rates and minimum order requirements. Very cool!
The kiddo’s favorite part is the lego crayons we made!
They are so easy to make. The hardest part was finding the old crayons! I reached out to our neighborhood parenting groups and gathered up everyone’s rejects! Loaded up the silicone molds that I got on Amazon.
Leaded them in the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes. Of course, temps and times vary per oven. Just keep an eye on it.
Take them out of the oven, let cool for a few minutes and then freeze! Freezing is the key!
Then pop them out!
The kiddo loved putting a little of every color in each mold. They turn out pretty muddy. I wanted them all one color. We compromised and just used 2 or 3 colors per mold!
And then we put them all toegther! You can download the card here.
I debated doing a lego heart shape on the front, but decided to leave it off the part and add it to the back.
We can’t wait to give them out! We’ve got a few more to make and load up before the big day. But I think we’ll make it! Anyone else have a lego lovin’ kiddo?