Intro: Instructables Robot Wax Stamp
Before home computers were around; I used to write a lot of hand written letters. I was always looking for ways to embellish my stationary and envelopes. Occasionally I will write friends or family members a special letter letting them know how much I love and appreciate them. Maybe when they are old, they will stumble across one of my letters and it will put a smile on their face, " all of my family and friends know I am a huge Instructables fan." What could be better than an Instructables robot stamp on a letter, envelope, box or lid! I decided to try crayons and they worked perfectly! This instructable will show you how to make an instructables robot wax stamp! Let's get started!
Step 1: Supplies
This is what you will need:
Small tin can
Small sauce pan or candle warmer
Instructables robot lapel pin
1 or 2 Popsicle sticks
Step 2: Preparations
Cut a square from the wax paper larger than the stamp.
I wrapped the wax paper around a bottle that was slightly larger than the robot
and twisted it around to form a circle. Then I cut off the top of the paper so it was shorter and I flared out the edges allowing just enough depth to hold the wax.This made a nice even circle but it was a little more difficult to remove the wax stamp when it dried. I liked this method better than pouring the wax on a flat piece of wax paper. The benefit of using wax paper is: if the mold does not turn out you can peel it off the wax paper and re-heat it.
Step 3: Melt the Crayons
Place crayons into the tin can.
Place the can into the pan of water.
Stir using the Popsicle stick if needed.
Remove the tin can from the pan of water after the crayons are melted.
Step 4: Pour
Watch closely until the shiny wax turns to a flat color, about 2 minutes.
Stamp the wax using the robot lapel pin. Press lightly for best results.
Using the red marker; color the robot as shown.
Step 5: Remove
Re-heat the water until boiling.
Turn off the heat.
Place the can of reserved melted wax back into the pan.
Pour a small dot on an envelope or item to attach the robot to.
Press the wax robot on the dot lightly to attach.
Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I wish to thank Instructables and our sponsors for the great prizes for all the contest! I also want to thank everyone for stopping by and I hope your day shines!