Introduction: Make Candles With a 3D-Printer and Recycled Crayons
The possibilities of what you can do with a 3D-Printer are limitless, and in this project you will further learn that the sky is the limit by making recycled crayon candles with a 3D-Printer. These are great for emergency situations, as they do not require any special materials, and take less than an hour to make.
Step 1: Materials
For this project, you will need: 10-15 crayons, candle wick, and three Dixie cups.
Step 2: Print the Mold
First, 3D print the mold attached. There are several different shapes you can print, I printed the cylindrical mold.
Step 3: Unwrap the Crayons
Next, unwrap all of your crayons. An easy way to do it is to slice down the middle with a knife, and peel off the wrapper.
Step 4: Microwaving the Crayons
Take your crayons and break them up into smaller pieces. Put those pieces into the three Dixie cups, and microwave them in one minute increments until the wax is melted.
Step 5: Making the Mold
Now, pour the melted wax into the mold. Place the wick in the center of the mold, and place the entire mold into a freezer until it hardens.
Step 6: You're Done!
Lastly, all you have to do is light the candle, and you are done!