Has anyone ever made candles out of broken crayons? Trying to recycle

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 28, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=crayons
  • Dfm Dfm on May 28, 2018
    last time I’d did that I used a mix of candle wax and crayons. The crayons added color, the wax burns better but is softer. When I used just the crayons meh..more like a chunky crayons. Do get hardening chips to add to the wax, and there are scent chips as well. You can use a double boiler to melt the wax, line the top pan with foil. Are you doing candles by molds, or dipping them? If you are using a mold, there is a spray to spray the mold with that makes it much easier to get the candle out. Have fun you can put ice cubes in a tall pillar type mold. Then pour the hot wax over them. For that project, a slim taper type candle as the wick.
    • M.H. M.H. on May 28, 2018
      Thank you! That’s great information. I’ve got to get some molds. I’ve always wanted to try this but don’t have the materials just yet to make them.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 28, 2018
    you can do container candles using mugs, cups, glasses..ones so stained you wouldn’t want them to drink out of.
  • M.H. M.H. on May 28, 2018
    Great idea! I do have containers and mugs that are really stained.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 28, 2018
    Just about any thing can be a mold...cups, glasses, foil lined small boxes. If you bbq make yourself some fire starters....left over wax in the egg cups of a paper cardboard egg cartons. Cut apart the egg cups, when going to use, light the paper part
  • Dfm Dfm on May 28, 2018
    You can also mix the wax with sawdust, ad the wick in the middle.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 28, 2018
    A mold can be just about any thing. Line it with the no stick foil. Or spray Pam etc in it.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 28, 2018
    if all else fails stick the candle and mold in the freezer over night. PhysicS clas. Cold shrinks , heat expands...