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by Karen Armacost
simple, yet beautiful homemade Crayon Candles with old, used
crayons that your kids just throw away. A beautiful candle shapes
up out of those old crayons after recycling them. This project is
provided by 'Women' member Karen Armacost of Karen's
Krafts. Thank You, Karen, for sharing this wonderful project
Visit Karen at Karen's
(Karen's website is a Craft Lovers heaven. You won't believe how
cheap she sells her lovely creations!)
splashes of color in your homemade candle.
What You Need
• White wax
• Glass jars
• Wax boil bags
• Old broken crayons
• Pencil or Chops Sticks
How To Make It
1. Use clear jars that are generally laying about the house.
2. Pickles and jelly jars are excellent for this type of project.
3. You can try those boil bags, wicks, and wax at a local craft
4. Gather all your broken crayons and separate them into color
5. I used a sharp knife that worked much better.
The hard part of this project was getting the wicks to stand up
straight while we poured the wax.
Here's a trick, tape the wick to a pencil or a chop stick (if you
have one) and lay that on top of the jar.
If the wick is not straight, the candle will not burn well.
6. After the jars are ready, melt the white wax in a boil bag.
7. Pour the wax, a little at a time, add the broken crayons to the
8. Since the wax is hot, the crayons melt, and the effect is very
9. Once the jar is full, top it off with a handful of some
interesting color. The hot wax caused the colors to
"run" into the candles.