Crayon Candles


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

* Refrigerator  

How to Make:

Striped~

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.

Note ~

If you want thicker stripes repeat steps 6-8 in the same color.
Why ~

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.

Solid ~

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.

Note ~

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.

Note ~

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.

Note ~

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

Note ~

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.

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