Crayon candles can be made through a process of melting down crayons and pouring this melted crayon mixture into a mold with a wick. Some techniques call for care to be taken with color selection and pouring to allow for a color-blocked look, which other techniques are more utilitarian and simply make use of candles for their wax and not their appearance.Continue Reading
Step 1: Select and prepare crayons If the do-it-yourself candlemaker wants to use only specific crayon colors, he or she should separate those colors first. Those people who don't care about color can simply assemble crayons of any color. In both cases, remove the crayons' paper wrappers.
Step 2: Melt the crayons Melt the crayons in a microwave or in a hot water bath; in either case, place the crayons in a heat-safe container. Those people who want a smoother candle can add extra plain wax at this step.
Step 3: Pour melted wax into molds Pour the wax into the desired candle mold, such as an empty votive. Add the candle's wick prior to pouring. Those people who plan to layer colors should take care at this stage to allow each separate color layer to harden before pouring the next layer.Learn more about Crafting
In order to create a plastic mold, a silicone plastic mixture, a premade molding putty or a mold making kit and an object to design the mold around are needed. Mold-making kits, putty and mixtures are available locally from craft stores or online from websites such as MakeYourOwnMolds.com and Amazon.com.Full Answer >
To make lipstick out of crayons, heat water in the bottom pot of a double boiler, and place an unwrapped crayon in the top pot. Stir coconut oil into the melting crayon, then pour the mixture into a small container. Allow the mixture to cool completely before using it.Full Answer >
A book jacket can be designed and constructed using several simple household items, including an empty cereal or oatmeal box, several sheets of white or light-colored construction paper, a pen and pencil and basic art supplies, such as paints, crayons and markers. These simple tools, combined with a bit of creativity, can serve nicely as a medium for creating a book jacket. The two sides of the cereal box serve as the front and back covers, while sheets of white or lightly colored construction paper can then be glued or taped to the sleeve surfaces to create a blank slate for drawing and writing.Full Answer >
To make beeswax crayons, grate an inexpensive bar of white soap, and grate or chop an equal amount of beeswax. Melt the beeswax and soap together in the microwave or in a double boiler. While the wax and soap melt, place 1/4 teaspoon liquid food coloring in the bottom of a disposable cup. Pour the melted wax into the cups, stir the mixture well to combine the coloring, and pour the mixture into a greased mini-muffin tin to cool.Full Answer >