I used new crayons because we don't have enough broken ones to make many new ones at all. I would advise using Crayola crayons. I have done them before with dollar store ones and they came out chalking and quite a bit of wax on the top. I use a knife to get the paper off. This is a Mommy job only. :) Heat the oven to 200 (F). I put parchment paper down on a cookie sheet to catch any that might overflow. Put them in for 25-30 minutes and they should be all melted. If they aren't just give them a few more minutes. Let them cool for at least an hour. I put them in the garage because it is cooler so they set faster. :) Make sure they aren't still warm when you go to pop them out. If they are still warm they will break coming out.
Now onto packaging. This was my favourite! I found the boxes at the dollar store. They are so cute. I had the shredded paper (also from the dollar store) for Christmas. I found the printable labels here. I cut off the to/from part and we stamped hearts with Little Monkeys thumbs on the back. I absolutely love how they turned out.
Tomorrow is my last day of 14 Days of Love and I am going to end it with one of my favourites, FOOD! I have lots of fun snacks planned for tomorrow. Oh and we have another Little Cousin coming over for the day. Lots of fun!