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Do you have old crayons that are small and no good? Well, fear not! For i have the perfect way to make custom candles out of old crayons!

(This is my first instructable, so...wish me luck!)
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Step 1: Choosing and unwrapping the crayons.

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How to choose your crayons:
Look for crayons that may have spots of other colors on them, or are dull and can't color any more, or just some extra ones you have lying around.

Foolproof way to get the wrappers off:
Get a bowl and put some water in it. Add a few pieces of ice then let the water get cold. Put in your crayons, wrapper and all, and let them sit for about 5 minutes. Now there are 2 ways you can go with this.

If the wrapper will peel off easily-ish:
Snap the crayon in half and peel off the wrapper from the part where the wrapping is a little above the crayon.

If the wrapper is still on there:
Put the crayon vertically on a table. Get a knife (not super-sharp) and gently slide it downwards on the crayon until you see part of the actual crayon. Peel it off after that.

Step 2: Melting the crayons.

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Put crayons of your desired color into a container that you will sacrifice to making candles. I would say a good 10-15 crayons. I would put colors that go well together, such as green & blue or orange & yellow, into one candle. Put the crayons into the microwave and nuke 'em for 2 minutes at a time, until it is smooth. You don't want to wait to pour it into the mold after they are melted, because the wax will start to set up fast.

Step 3: "Molding" your candles

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Pour the melted crayon mixture into:

A metal cookie cutter
A mini baking cup
Some shaped container or your choice

***Make sure toi spray your container with non-stick spray before pouring***

Let the candle set up for about 5 minutes, then it's time to put in the wick.
GummiBear (author) 2 years ago

@Mauigerbil Sorry about that, my keyboard is messed up with little bits of food stuck in it, idk how but, so it messes up sometimes.

I'm aware that you wrote this ages ago, but turn your keyboard upside down and bash the back of it. You'll be amazed how much stuff comes out.

furstl3 months ago

This was an awesome project!!!!!!!Thank you for sharing this :)

KENNEDYA14 months ago

i love this thanks for the great idea i made it:)

rikkirae135 months ago

Wow. Really? You're really going to correct somebody on their grammar? How about you stop trying to act like your grammar or spelling is perfect.

GummiBear (author) 3 years ago
Well, i bught some coton thread thinking it would work as a good wick, but it only burned for less than 10 seconds, so I am using them now as crayons. But with some good quality wick, i guess these little candles will butn for maybe 30min-1hr, based on how big your mini muffin tin is (mine came from some cheesy little-girl cupcake making kit)
*little candles should be put in for maybe 30 min. to 1 hr, based on how big your tin is .

There is no excuse for bad grammar.

1: A plastic wick coated in wax would work better

2:A hefty amount of drops of essential oil will cover up the dreadful crayon wax scent.

3:They will probably last about 5 minutes, so they would be good for a romantic bath or Jacuzzi trip.

Not being mean or anything, but there is spell check.

wow really, I don't care if you are not being mean, you don't have to be a grammar nazi

That's really cute! How well do they melt as candles?