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Candle Making Tips
Basic Candles: Here's just a simple recipe to make
candles. Now you no longer need to look for any. Make them at
home. All you need are a few things.
Oil/wax Crayons, Ice
Pot, Stick, String
Pan, Knife, Cardboard
Place the paraffin and some crayon shavings in the enamel cup. Set
the cup in a pot of water and heat it.
Tie the string to a stick and then soak it in paraffin into the
centre of the mould. This will form the wick of the candle.
Pour the melted paraffin into the mould. After it has hardened
heat the mould a little. Then you can slide the candle out. If the
container is a tin then the sides can be broken instead of the
candle sliding out.
For Swiss-cheese candle: Pour some ice into the container.
Pour in the melted paraffin. The ice will melt leaving a candle
that has holes in it.
For a layered candle: Using crayon shavings make different
colored batches of melted paraffin. Then pour one color at a time
into the mould.
Star candle: Spread oil into the cake pan. Pour in melted
paraffin. When the paraffin starts to harden cut into stars.