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Crayon Candle Project

Crayon Candles Create splashes of color in your homemade candle.

What You Need

  • wicks
  • white wax
  • glass jars
  • wax boil bags
  • old broken crayons
  • pencil or chopsticks

How To Make It

  1. Use clear jars that are generally laying about the house.
  2. Pickles and jelly jars are excellent for this type of project.
  3. You can buy those boil bags, wicks, and wax at a local craft store.
  4. Gather all your broken crayons and separate them into color schemes.
  5. I used a sharp knife that worked much better.
  6. The hard part of this project was getting the wicks to stand up straight while we poured the wax.

    Here's a trick, tape the wick to a pencil or a chopstick (if you have one) and lay that on top of the jar.

    If the wick is not straight, the candle will not burn well.

  7. After the jars are ready, melt the white wax in a boil bag.
  8. Pour the wax, a little at a time, add the broken crayons to the mix.
  9. Since the wax is hot, the crayons melt, and the effect is very artistic!
  10. Once the jar is full, top it off with a handful of some interesting color. The hot wax caused the colors to "run" into the candles.

By Karen Armacost from Montgomery, IL

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February 21, 20070 found this helpful

Very interesting...how do you get the candles out of the jars?


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February 21, 20070 found this helpful

I covered the mold with baby oil before pouring the wax, like you would flour a cake pan). After the wax hardened, I squeezed the sides and bottom of the mold until it loosened.

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February 26, 20070 found this helpful

You can make this same candle except use a milk carton for the mold instead of using a jar. after the wax is set and ready to be taken out of the carton you can peel the carton open to take the candle out.


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July 9, 20070 found this helpful

That's a lovely looking candle.

I wonder if you have burned it yet.

Crayons do look great and add very nice color...but sadly they end up clogging the wick.

And at this point I know no way of getting the crayon out of the wax if you do want to make a candle that burns well. Youm may have to either pitch it or just keep it as a decorative candle.

The people at www.candletech.com have a great forum where you can learn tons of stuff.

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February 4, 20080 found this helpful

Hey it's nice! Try this! You can make your own!

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September 21, 20080 found this helpful

I wonder if you scrape candles out of the jar?

I am just looking for stuff to do with my kids. Do you think letting a 5 year old do this is safe?

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