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If you've got kids, then chances are, you've got crayons coming out of your ears. From kindergarten up through middle school, every new school year co...
You will need: - Broken crayons - Assorted jars. For this project, I used a jelly jar, a small pickle jar, and the remnant of an old Christmas candle...
Add a dab of hot glue to the metal bottom of the wick.
Push the wick's metal button to the center of the jar. Use a clothespin to hold the wick in a vertical position. For the red Christmas candle, I glue...
This is a good job for the kids.
I tend to like keeping similar colors together -- say, all reds and oranges -- but feel free to mix and match as you like. Pretty, eh? Like old-fashi...
If you don't have a double boiler, you can make one by putting a metal cookie cutter in the bottom of a large pot. Fill the pot with water just to the...
Do not leave melting wax unattended. Wax tends to go from solid to liquid very quickly. When the last flakes have melted, take the small pot off the h...
Carefully pour the wax to about an inch from the top of the wick. Alternatively, you can pour the wax until it comes 3/4 of the way up the jar. I did ...
When the candles have cooled for about a half an hour, trim the wick to 1/4 inches. Longer wicks can produce a flame that's too big.
Now you wait....
This one turned out to be my favorite. I love how the different colors show through the glass, and how the unmelted crayons sit at the top.
Enjoy your candles.
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Posted:Apr 26, 2011
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