Learning how to make a candle from crayons is a fun and creative way to recycle old crayons and stubs. You can make candles entirely from crayons, or use them to add color and charm to candles made from other types of wax. This can be a terrific project to do with kids, although you must remember that hot wax can be dangerous.
Before you get started making a crayon candle, it’s important to choose and sort the crayons you’ll be using. You can use new crayons, or bits of broken crayons and stubs. No matter what type of candle you’ll be making, you’ll want to sort the crayons first. Start by removing any paper wrapping, so that you’re left with only the wax.
Next, sort the wax into piles of like colors. Depending on what results you want to achieve, you can be as specific or general as you’d like here.
You need to collect your supplies: mold, wax (in this case, the crayons), colorant and scent, if you are using them, wick, melting pot, mold sealer, stirrer and any additives you might be using.
If you have no other wax available, or simply wish to make a candle strictly from crayon wax, you can follow instructions on our article “How to make candles”, substituting the crayons for the wax.
Crayons make great dyes for candles, and this is especially fun when you can blend them to create custom colors. Just add a few bits of crayon to the melted wax, and stir gently to combine, adding more crayon as needed to enhance or intensify the shade.
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