Introduction: Famous Candle Ice

This instructable show to you ,how make a colorful candle ice.
You can watch this short How-to video :


Step 1: Melt the Wax

Melt 2 different colors of wax.For me i choose white and blue.Melt at low temp.You can use old candles.

Step 2: Ice Part

take a container (shape of your futur candle)and put a candle in the middle and full the container with ice

Step 3: Pour the Wax

now pour the melting white wax first and add the blue wax on the top

Step 4: Let Ice Melt

Let the ice melting and pour off the water and demoulding.

Step 5: Sensitive Light Led

i buy this sensitive light led in a 1 dollars store.When you approach a flame ,the light switch on.Make a hole on the bottom of the candles and put the light inside.

Step 6: Now Your Candle Are Ready to Burn.

put this candle on safe place en enjoy your project.Very relaxing candles.Very good for christmas gift.

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wannabemadsci made it! (author)2015-08-23

Saw this type of candle 40+ years ago. Now I decided to try my and at it. It turned out pretty good. Thanks for your instructable. Here's mine:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Candles-Using-...

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This is awesome! Is the light sensitive LED just to keep a light in the candle when the wick burns down?

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Sindarr (author)2008-03-13

If you left out the wick and carved the wax down on the top of the candle you could put one of those little metal bottomed tea candle in it for the same effect without ever actually burning the wax base just replace the tea candle when it burns out.

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DaveySprocket (author)Sindarr2010-03-15

Neat idea!

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Shagglepuff (author)2009-11-08

yaay, now just make it out of frozen methanol!

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AznPanda (author)2008-10-26

:O pretty

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fwjs28 (author)AznPanda2009-03-19

very pretty!

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Matt21497 (author)fwjs282009-08-14

very very pretty

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fwjs28 (author)Matt214972009-08-17

oo, la la

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Plasmana (author)2008-11-25

Ha, I used to make those... Good work!

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Matt D655 (author)2008-07-19

good job

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Sunny124613 (author)2008-07-17

oooh!!! pretty!

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Tamaresque (author)2008-06-19

I used to make these in my hippie days (1970's) but we didn't use crushed ice, just cubes. Made some interesting big negative spaces in the candles. Never thought of using a small candle for the centre, we used to stuff around with wicks. Another favourite was making sand candles. You make a hand made mould in wet sand, any shape you like, put some wicks in it, pour in the wax. You can leave the sand on the outside or brush it off later. You can design them with legs or not, or put shells, small pieces of flotsam, etc pressed into the sided of the wet sand moulds. You can be very creative with sand candles.

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Patrik (author)2007-12-10

Nice idea! Do you pour the second color immediately after the first, or do you let the ice melt and pour off the water first? I'm guessing you could get a denser candle by filling the cavities left by the ice, using the second color wax. Not sure it would look as good though.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-12-10

It's best to use a double boiler when melting wax if you can, it's much safer.

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