Introduction: Wax Face in Hand Candle

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this was an experiment to see if you can mold wax with play-doh.

Step 1: Collect Items


  1. play-doh (I used this awesome i'ble by canida)
  2. lots and lots of wax (I got mine from this wax carving place they were just throwing it away so)
  3. tin foil
  4. a big water filled pot
  5. tin foil pan
  6. rubber glove
  7. ice cubes


  1. stove
  2. oven
  3. cup
  4. knife
  5. 2 tongs

Step 2: Make the Play-doh Mold!

double canida's the recipe

4 cups flour

4 cups warm water

2 cup salt
4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoon cream of tartar

Mix at medium heat until play-doh like consistency


Knead the play-doh then put it in a tin foil lined pan and push your face into it! after that bake at 350 F for 30 minutes

Step 3: Cast the Mold

Melt the wax in a double boiler (a tin foil pan in a water filled pot) sort the colors if you wish (if you don't the ending color is a very dark blue) and pour the melted wax into the mold.

Step 4: Remove From Mold

Remove the wax from the mold I found using a knife works best

Step 5: Make the Hand Part!

After I made the face it didn't seem finished so I added a hand

Put the rubber glove in a cup (make sure it isn't totally sealed) and pour the molten wax into the glove. After that put the glove under some cold water while in the desired position.

Step 6: Add the Wick

Drill a hole into the nose (make sure the drill bit is the same size as your wick) and insert the wick.

Step 7: Sand It!

Sand the bottom of your hand (so it stays flat)

Step 8: Light It!

Now light your awesome new candle!

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