DIY Crayon Candles
What You’ll Need:
* ½ Pint Mason Jars
* Lots of Crayons
* Candle Wicks
* Heat Gun & or Oven
* Knife or X-Acto Knife
* Oven Mitts
How to Make:
1~ Pick out the colors you want to use for your candle. For example: Blue and green
2~ For your first layer, pick out 6 shades of your chosen color. If you have 2 of the same shade, thats fine.
3~ Take an X-ACTO knife and shell the crayons.
4~ Break the crayons up into little pieces
5~ Place a candle wick in a ½ pint mason jar. Don’t cut the wick.
6~ Place the broken crayons into the mason jar, and arrange around the wick.
7~ Pull the wick to one side. Using your heat gun @ 750, start melting the crayons. ( If it gets any hotter, it will burn the wick.)
8~ Once the crayons are completely melted, move the candle to the fridge to let it cool before adding your next color.
If you want thicker stripes repeat steps 6-8 in the same color.
If you add more than 6 crayons at a time, they won’t melt completely
9~ Continue these steps until you reach the top of the mason jar.
1~ Pick out one color, and then a bunch of shades within that color. For example: I chose orange as my base color, but I used every shade of orange, yellows, and some reds.
You are going to need A LOT of crayons!
2~ Take your X-ACTO knife and shell all of your crayons
3~ Break the crayons into small pieces
4~ Place a candle wick in a ½ pint mason jar. Don’t cut the wick.
5~ Place the broken crayons into the mason jar, and arrange around the wick. Fill to the top of the jar.
Be conscious of color placement. I only had a few yellow crayons so I placed bits sporadically to give a pop of contrasting color.
6~ Cut the wick so you have about 3 inches sticking out of the top of your candle. You can always cut more later.
7~ Turn the oven on bake @ 350. Place your candle inside and let it heat up with the oven. This will prevent the glass from breaking.
8~ Bake for about 10 minutes. You want the crayons to be liquid. If they need more time, continue baking and check every 5 minutes.
When fully melted, the jar will be about ½ way to ¾ full.
9~ Pull the candle out with oven mitts and place on the counter.
10~ Go shell and break up more crayons ( if you need )
11~ Carefully place more crayon bits into the candle, and arrange around the wick.
12~ Place the candle back in the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until completely melted.
13~ Remove the candle from the oven and place it in the fridge to cool
If you have air bubbles, take a heat gun and melt it just enough to fill the hole. Also, if you want to cut off more of the wick go ahead.