Do you love making candles as much as I do? If so, you’re going to love these colorful DIY crayon candles. Just look at all those colorful layers. Aren’t they fabulous? I had no idea that adding crayons to soy wax would make beautiful crayons until I made these candles.
Not only are they fun to make but they’re so easy. It’s a great rainy day craft because they are a little time consuming but that’s okay because you’ll have beautiful candles to show off to all your friends.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY crayon candles:
- Soy Candle Making Kit
- Votive Candle Cup
- Disposable Cups
- Essential Oil ( I used lavender)
- Extra Candle Wicks (depending on how many candles you want to make)
Step 1: Remove labels from candles and break into three pieces. Fill a small dixie cup with wax and top with one broken crayon. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for an additional minute.
Step 2: Remove cup from microwave. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil and stir. Let cool for 15 seconds.
Step 3: Place a candle wick in center of votive. Pour wax into votive candle cup. Let cool for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Repeat and continue to pour layers of colored wax into each votive.
And, that’s it! This is a great way to use up old, broken crayons. It’s also a fun craft for the older kiddos with supervision, of course. I think they make fun gifts too. The best part is that you can make all kinds of different colored DIY crayon candles.
- If you make a lot of candles at one time, leave your microwave door open to let it cool down in between using it to melt all the layers.
- Use two pencils or popsicle sticks to keep wick in center of votive.
- Use a dry erase market to mark where you want each layer if you’re a perfectionist like me:)
- Feel free to use different essential oils and candle fragrances.
- Have fun!
So, what do you think? Would you make these colorful crayon candles?
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Kara Harvey, owner of Happy Go Lucky, is passionate about showing her readers that if she can do it, they can do it too. She shares projects and recipes that don’t require a lot of supplies or ingredients.