Melting Crayons In The Microwave - Her Candles Of Unique Beauty Are Going Viral
FaithTap Staff 10/12/2015
Before you toss away an endless supply of crayons, consider using them for a simple and fun project that is too cute to pass up and the perfect gift for any time of year.
When you need a little color to brighten a dark room, turn crayons into colorful candles that are eye-catching and elegant. You may have seen plenty of homemade candle ideas, but these are sure to stand out from the rest.
For this project, you will need:
- Dixie Cups
- Essential oil for scented candles (Optional)
Tools: Microwave, a plate stand for propping up the candles, and popsicle sticks for stirring wax.
Let’s get started!
Start by pouring a small amount of wax into a Dixie cup and placing it in the microwave for one minute.
Center the wick
Stir the melted wax with a popsicle stick and pour enough wax into the votive, so that the wick will stay upright. Place the wick in the middle of the votive. Let the wax cool and harden.
Time for crayons!
Choose two or more different colors of crayons for your candle. Peel off the paper on each crayon with an Xacto knife or razor blade.
Mix it up and melt
Break the crayon into pieces and place in a Dixie cup filled with wax. Microwave this mixture for two minutes, then stir. Place the cup back in the microwave for another two minutes.
It makes scents!
For scented candles, add in about 8 to 10 drops of essential oil to the melted, colorful mix. This should give a mild, pleasant aroma for 16 ounces of melted wax. If you prefer more or less scent, adjust the amount of drops as needed.
Add in color
Use the plate stand to prop the votive candle at an angle to create diagonal color layers and pour the first mixture of colored wax. Allow this to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
Pour in another layer!
Spin the votive around to pour in a second layer of a different color of melted wax at an angle. Allow this to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
One more layer
Place the votive candle on a flat surface and add the third layer. Allow the third layer to dry for about an hour before lighting the candle.
Your votive candle is complete with a crisp fresh look. Love these bright color blocks!
So much variety!
With so many colors to choose from in a box of crayons, you can make each candle unique. These homemade candles, found on Brit+Co, can work for any occasion — Birthdays, weddings, backyard parties, or just dinner by candlelight.
Fits in well with any space
These lovely candles fit in with any decor, because you mix and match the colors.
Bright color block candles are incredibly easy to create and your family and friends will love the variety. These are the perfect gift to share with your friends and very inexpensive for a variety of color combinations to choose from!