Crayon Candle




Introduction: Crayon Candle

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     Need an emergency candle! Or just want a cool looking candle. Maybe you could use them for a fire starters? (That is if you have matches as well.) How about a crayon candle.

This simple instructable will tell how to make your very own crayon candle.   

     I got this idea after seeing a lot of candles made from crayons but never one made out of a crayon.
Basically the paper replaces the wick in the candle. It takes a little bit for it to light though and burns for about 8 minutes.

Enjoy the video!
If you like the crayon candle vote for it in the lamps and lighting contest.

Step 1: Materials

Here are the materials you will need to make your crayon candle.
  • crayon
  • sharp knife
  • cutting mat of some sort or a surface you don't mind getting scratched.
  • candle holder (I used a knex wheel)

Step 2: Preparing the Candle

This step will prepare the candle (crayon) for lighting.
  • First, cut off the end of the crayon (not the tip) to get it flush with the paper, as shown in pictures 1-3.
  • Second, carve out a little bit of the end of the crayon to expose some of the paper: pictures 4 and 5.
  • Third and final, push or place the candle crayon into the the candle holder.

Step 3: Lighting the Candle

Now all that's left to do is light it and whola! You have yourself a crayon candle.

Make sure you read the notes.

If liked the instructable, please vote for it in the lamps and lighting contest.

Hope you had fun. 


Step 4: Notes

  • The crayon candle can burn continually for about 8 minutes.
  • It tends to be a bit smokey when blown out.
  • I wouldn't let it burn past the black line (as seen in the image notes) because it will probably fall over.

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    6 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    awesome, didnt realize i have a bazillion candles in my kids playroom!


    6 years ago

    I would of never thought of that


    7 years ago

    Wow I would never had guessed that crayons could be candle.

    Cool! I would never have when the power goes out, I'll be prepared! ;-D
    Great job, I think I'll vote for it.