With the pandemic ravaging our country, it seems impossible to celebrate the festival of lights this year with the same enthusiasm for our children. It’s time for darkness to be defeated once more. We present a fun DIY that will transform old crayons into colourful candles for Christmas celebrations at home. Do not let the pandemic ruin their festive spirit.
Candles add warmth and shine to Christmas. You probably have a small stash of crayons if you have children in school. Aussie Candle Supplies make great candle supplies, as they are both inexpensive and non-toxic.
How To Make Candles?
You can make candles with crayons. This is a great way to get rid of old crayons. You will need to mix regular wax with crayon wax because crayon wax is not the same as candle wax. The candles will not burn brightly or last very long if you don’t.
You can peel and break crayons. If the wrapper is not easy to remove, ask your child for help. Or, soak them in water for a while.
Set Up: Take enough wax to fill the candle holder. Add some more and place it aside. You should choose the flake or pellet-form wax. This will melt much faster. Ask your child to help you cut the wax into smaller pieces if it comes in blocks. This will make it melt faster. Old candles, especially birthday candles, can be used at home.
You Can Peel And Break Crayons: If the wrapper is not easy to remove, asks your child for help. Or, soak them in water for a while.
- Break up the crayons into smaller pieces, and place them aside.
- 6 crayons are required for each cup of wax (225g)
Place The Colour Wax In A Glass Cup: Ask your child to pour the coloured wax into the cup. Allow the first layer to dry, then pour layers of coloured wax into each jar. Make sure they dry between each layer.
Ask your child to place a tabbed candle wick in the middle and secure it with hot wax. A drop of super glue or double-sided tape can be used. To keep it in place, you can attach two ice-cream sticks to each side of the wick.
Make A Double Boiler: Fill a saucepan half-full with water. Put a heat-safe measuring spoon into the pot. The crayons and wax should be placed in the glass measuring cup. Stir the wax and crayon over medium heat. This will ensure that the crayon and wax melt evenly. Stirring with a spoon is possible.
Place The Colour Wax In A Glass Cup: Ask your child to pour the coloured wax into the cup. Allow the first layer to dry, then add layers of coloured wax to each jar. Make sure they dry between each layer. Continue this process with your child. Pour layers of different coloured wax into each jar, and then let them dry.