- crayons with paper removed, as pictured
- I chose 3 that were similar in color, but I have made these with all sorts of colors.
- glass container
- I recycled a candle container for this one.
- white candle with wick
- heat-resistant glass bowl for melting
- heating method--I strongly suggest a double boiler, but I admit I used my glass "craft" bowl I got from the thrift store in the microwave
- pot holders
- wooden chopstick for mixing (or some heat-resistant utensil that you don't mind getting wax on)
- hammer or knife to break up the white candle
You Will Do:
- Remove paper from crayons and break up candle.
- You will need to remove the wick from the candle. Some are easily pulled from the bottom and some you will have to break the candle to remove.
- In your glass bowl, add your candle and broken up bits of crayon. I start with the darkest crayon. How much broken candle (aka your wax) you add depends on the layer size you want. I always add a little more candle than I think I will need.
- Heat until melted and stir to make sure it is all mixed.
- Add a couple of drops of melted wax (I let it drip off the chopstick) to the center of the bottom of the candle container. Add your wick to the wax and allow it to cool. Depending on the stability of the wick, you might need to balance a pencil or chopstick on top of the glass and wrap the wick sticking out around it to keep it straight and centered--like this.
- Carefully pour melted colored wax into your glass container and allow to cool.
- Repeat steps with the next color. It doesn't have to be solid to add the next color, but you can pop in the freezer for a few minutes if you want to speed up the process.
- Repeat steps with the final color. Allow to cool completely before using.
- FYI: For a cleaner burn, use soy candles, but any sort of candle I've tried will work for this.
- Candles can be scented or non--both will work.
- Crayons can be used as an emergency candle. But please, don't use them for diy lipstick or blush, no matter what Pinterest says.
- In the top pic, you'll notice I removed the candle from the container, or you can leave as is, as pictured below:
|Have you ever made candles from crayons before?|
- My weekend was very low-key--lots of Netflix and magazines. It was too cool (and too much pollen) for the pool but I got lots of spring cleaning done. I got my brows sugared! AND Charlie turned 5!