I ran across a tutorial on how to make a candle by dipping an inflated balloon into wax. It got me wondering if I could do the same with a latex glove. The thing about the balloon candle is that it doesn't have a wick, you just place a tealight inside of the wax shell. I didn't like that, I wanted my hand candle to have wicks on the fingers. So instead of dipping the glove in wax, I poured wax into the inside with wicks running through the fingers. To make my hand candle more ghoulish for Halloween I added some red wax to make it look like the fingers are bleeding.
In this instructable I will show you on how to make your own hand candle.
Warning the flames can burn very high, use caution, never leave candle unattended.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Candle wax (I used white/off white and red for the blood)
- Powder free disposable gloves/exam gloves (ie latex)*
- Candle wicks
- Pot for melting wax
- 20 gauge wire
- Duct tape
While I was writing up this Instructable it occurred to me that dish-washing gloves may be used as well. They are much thicker and likely won't tear, although they often have a lining inside (you can probably just turn them inside out) .