Step 1: Materials Needed
extra fine sandpaper
Step 2: Prepare Spaghetti Stick
2. Use sandpaper to sharpen one end of the stick
Step 3: Remove Crayon Paper Skin
2. Remove the inner waxy layer carefully, so you have a very thin paper cover that you can later use to cover your crayons
Reasons why it is important to remove this paper:
*The waxy inside of the cover will seal onto the crayon if it is exposed to the heat of the candle, making it much harder to remove later
*The paper might catch on fire
* It is harder to evenly melt the crayon when the paper cover is still attached
Step 4: Melt Crayon and Shape Mini Crayon
2. Immediately drop the wax droplet onto the sharpened end of the spaghetti stick. Twirl the stick to evenly distribute the wax. It should be a pretty thin layer.
3. Get the crayon melty again, just like before. Now drop this droplet below the tip of your mini-crayon and twirl it, so it creates a thicker rim around the tip.
4. Get the crayon melty again. Now drop a smaller droplet onto the other end of the stick. allow the droplet to naturally form upside down and then when it is just about to cool, press it lightly on the back end of your large crayon so that it has a flat round bottom.
5. It is not necessary to fill in the space between the top and the bottom with crayon; the paper will cover this area.
Step 5: Put on the Paper Cover
2. Prepare the paper by wetting it with water slightly and rolling it on a spaghetti strand. This will make it easier to use later.
3. Glue it on the crayon with the clear glue.
4. Let dry
Step 6: Another Option: Worn Down Crayons
I personally like the look of the worn down crayons because they are thinner than the sharpened type. They are also easier to create.
1. Break off a small length of the spaghetti
2. Drop a large droplet of hot wax onto one end and allow it to cool naturally so that it is round. Drop another droplet on to make it a bit larger.
3. On the other end, drop a droplet onto to the end and allow it to cool a little bit so that it is round. Just before it cools completely, press it onto the flat side of the large crayon to make a round, flattened end.
4. Create a paper cover to cover up the crayon. The cover for a worn crayon can be frayed or teared to show that it has been used. Make sure that the paper cover almost completely covers up both ends of the mini crayon. Glue the cover on with clear glue.