Intro: Make Your Own Wax Paper
For my latest project I was in need of some wax paper, but a quick look through my pantry found that there was no wax paper to be found, so I decided to make my own.
Step 1: Supplies
Here is what I used to make my wax paper
an old candle
A hot pan
Step 2: Crush Some Candles
I needed to get some usable wax so my first project was to crush some candles.
I put my candle in a Ziploc bag, and then I used a hammer to crush the candle into small pieces of wax
I then used the small pieces and scattered them around the tissue paper.
Step 3: Prep for Melting
The next step was to get everything ready to melt
I layered the tissue paper and the wax between a sheet of copy paper and a towel to make sure that the wax didn't burn or get on anything important.
Then I heated up a pan so it was just warm to the touch. (It is recommended that you use an iron but I did not have one handy at the time). If you use a pan method be sure to keep watch on the pan. You do not want to forget about it and burn through the bottom!
Step 4: Melt
Now I set the warm pan gently on the copy paper and held it the, moving it around gently, for about 10 seconds.
When I pulled the pan up the Wax had completely melted.
Step 5: Let Wax Cool
Wax dries fast, but before moving make sure the wax is completely dry. Finally I had my very own wax paper to use!