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Hey there! Making candles using crayons and strings can be a fun and creative way to add a personal touch to your home decor or create unique gifts for your loved ones. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started:
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
To make candles using crayons and strings, you'll need the following materials:
- Crayons in your desired colors
- Cotton string or candle wicks
- Empty glass jars or containers
- Double boiler or a heat-resistant container and a saucepan
- Popsicle sticks or clothespins
Step 2: Prepare Your Workspace
Find a clean and well-ventilated area to work in. Lay down some newspaper or a protective covering to catch any spills or drips.
Step 3: Melt the Crayons
Remove the paper wrappers from the crayons and break them into smaller pieces. Place the crayon pieces into the top of a double boiler or a heat-resistant container. Fill the bottom of the double boiler or the saucepan with water and heat it over medium heat. Stir the crayon pieces occasionally until they melt into a smooth liquid.
Step 4: Prepare the Containers
While the crayons are melting, prepare your glass jars or containers. Cut the cotton string or candle wicks to the desired length, making sure they are a few inches longer than the height of the container. Attach one end of the string or wick to a popsicle stick or clothespin, and place it across the top of the container to keep the string or wick centered.
Step 5: Pour the Wax
Once the crayons have melted, carefully pour the liquid wax into the prepared containers. Fill the containers almost to the top, leaving a small space for the wax to expand as it cools. Allow the wax to cool and solidify completely before moving on to the next step.
Step 6: Trim and Light the Candles
Once the candles have cooled and solidified, trim the excess string or wick to about half an inch. Your crayon candles are now ready to be lit and enjoyed!
Remember, safety is always important when working with candles. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and keep them away from flammable materials. Enjoy the process of creating your own unique candles using crayons and strings, and have fun experimenting with different colors and designs!
If you're interested in learning more about candle making, be sure to check out our candle making classes. We offer a variety of workshops and tutorials where you can learn how to make beeswax candles, soy wax candles, and more. Get started on your candle making journey today with Candle Fairy!