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How To Make Candles From Crayons At Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: March 22, 2022
How To Make Candles From Crayons At Home
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Do you want to create super original Candles? Although it may seem surprising, it is possible to manufacture candles from crayons. Yes, making the most of all those colors that we used in our creative drawings. It is a very simple idea to perform, but the result is truly amazing. So read on and discover this OneHowTo article with steps to learn how to make candles from crayons at home.

You'll need:

  • Wax candles (if possible, flaked)
  • Wicks
  • Disposable paper cups
  • Crayons / plasticine
  • Cups or small glass jars
  • Blender to mix
  • Cutter or knife
  • Microwave
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Steps to follow:


The very first step to make crayon candles, will be to put wax flakes in a disposable paper cup, not plastic because we will put it in the microwave and it will melt. Fire up the microwave for a minute to melt the wax; if you see that it is not quite liquid, you can put it back in on short time intervals such as 20 seconds.

How To Make Candles From Crayons At Home - Step 1

Next, pour the melted wax into the glass or glass bottle you will use as a candle container and place the wick in the center of the wax. Remember that the wick must be longer than the height of the cup, that is, you should then be able to stand it up.


The next step is to start preparing the colored wax, so you must stir the paper cup containing the melted crayons. Remember that you must remove the paper, if they have it, and split them into pieces by hand or with the help of a cutter. Put the cup in the microwave, they will melt and stir them with a wooden paddle to integrate them with each other.

How To Make Candles From Crayons At Home - Step 3

When you get a homogeneous mixture, you must pour it into the glass where you have set the wick. You can choose to pour it in directly or slightly tilt the glass diagonally so that the wax dries and takes different shapes when it dries.

How To Make Candles From Crayons At Home - Step 4
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You must wait at least 20 to 30 minutes for the first layer of wax to dry and repeat the action with different color crayons. This way you can add as many colors as you like.

Note that if you want to make scented candles, you can also add a few drops of aromatic essence to the wax mixture.


There you have it! These are the steps you must follow to make candles with crayons. You can create as many designs as you want and combine all the colors you want; you just have to think where to put them in your home. Why not also discover how to make diwali candles at home.

How To Make Candles From Crayons At Home - Step 6
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