Are you looking for some great candle making projects? Maybe you simply want to make a new and unique candle? If you do then you have come to the right place as this article is going to go over one of my favorite unique and fun candle making projects. Are you ready?
The first thing that you are going to want to do is to gather all of the supplies that you are going to need, they are as follows: candle wax ( I suggest paraffin wax for this project), crayons, wick, wick tab, double boiler, carving knife, spoon, thermometer, scented oil ( optional ), boiling bags, a boiling pot, and a candle mold. You are going to be making a very colorful crayon candle, ready to get started?
The first thing that you are going to want to do is to take all of the crayons and remove all of the paper wrapping from them. Take the boiling pot and fill it about half way up with water, when the crayons are ready, place them in the boiling bags, separate all of the colors as much as possible and use as many boiling bags as possible in order to separate all of the colors. Put the heat on and bring the water to a boil, place the boiling bags in to the pot of boiling water and let them boil for about five minutes, when they are melted lower the heat to a simmer and leave the bags in the pot.
Now prepare the mold, wipe the inside of the mold with olive oil and string the wick through the wick tab. When this is done then place the wick tab in the bottom center of the mold. Now prepare the wax by filling the bottom pot of the double boiler half way up with water. Cut chunks of the wax in to the top pot. Boil the water and stir the wax often, check the temperature as when it is around 180 degrees it is ready.
When the wax is ready you can ass the scents if you desire. Now pour some of the wax in to the mold, you can use a ladle to make this process easier. This is why this is one of my favorite candle making projects, pour some of the wax, then pour some of the crayon wax in, then some more wax, then a different color of the crayon wax, continue this process until the candle mold is filled to the top. Now put the mold to the side, let it sit for 24 hours. When it is ready remove it from the mold and trim the wick to a quarter of an inch. You are done with this project but always be on the look out for more fun and creative candle making projects as you never know what you are going to find.
Thank you for reading and I really hope this helps you out, for more candle making projects, or for more candle making tips in general, simply click the links! Thank you again for reading and have fun making candles!