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Picture of Colourful Zig-Zag Candle
I've made a few candles before but this is the first coloured one I've made... I saw a picture on pinterest of these tri-colour candles like this and I thought they looked fun to make :), although the instruction that were linked to the pinterest picture were not fantastic and didn't really work for me, so I kind of improvised and here are my instructions on how I did it!

You Will Need:
- 1 or 2 plastic tubs (take out containers)
- A colander
- A big pan
- Wax chips (or if you can't get wax chips, broken up tea lights work fine)
- A glass jar
- Crayons of the colour of your choice (two in each colour)

- 1 candle wick (can be bought from craft stores) 

Step 1: Melting the wax

Picture of Melting the wax
I've found the best way of melting wax without getting burnt from the pan or the steam is to do it in a plastic container in a colander over a pan of boiling water.. this means you can lift up the container and pour the wax out without needing to use a tea towel. The amount of wax you'll need depends on the size of the jar you are using, I used a large handful of wax chip and 2 crayons broken up into pieces. 
Before you do the first layer, however, you will need to melt a small amount of uncoloured wax, and pour it over the metal base of the wick and let that set for 5 minutes or so. 
 
mholcomb11 year ago
I like how you "steam" melted the wax in plastic containers. At 1st I wasn't sure how it was going to work without melting it,but to my amazement, you showed me how! Thank you :) Good tutorial.