Turn old and broken Crayons into beautiful and bright candles for the home! These are easy and fun to make, and double as great gifts! Click on next page for supplies and directions!
Images and recipe found on: Adventures in Making
Source: Adventures in Making
1. The first step is to peel the paper off your crayons. You can either use an x-acto knife or soak the crayons in water for easy peeling.
2. Next, fill a dixie cup with wax and microwave for 1 minute. Give it a stir and microwave again in 30 second intervals until wax is completely melted. Pour a thin layer of wax into the bottom of each votive and place the candle wick in the center. Let harden.
3. Using one crayon per color, fill a dixie cup with wax and top with a broken up crayon. Microwave for 2 minutes and then in 30 second intervals until completely liquified. Let cool for 30 seconds or so and pour colored wax into the votive. Let the first layer dry for 20-30 minutes.
4. Repeat this process and continue to pour layers of colored wax into each votive, making sure to let them dry between each layer.
5. And that’s it!
6. **Notes: I had some trouble burning my candles. After talking with a candle making friend, she recommended I use a larger (thicker) wick. Also, be careful not to burn out your microwave! I recommend only make a few candles at a time to prevent over-heating your microwave. Happy making!
Directions and pictures via: Adventures in Making