Fun craft projects
The candle will be set in about 30 minutes. Let the candle stand for another hour or two until most of
the ice cubes are melted. Pour off the water. Peel off the carton. Place the candle in a tray or on a
plate to catch the rest of the water from the ice cubes as they finish melting. Let the candle dry for a
day or two.
The candles I have made with a single piece of string only burn for an hour or so and burn quickly
enough so that most of the paraffin remains intact. To use the paraffin again, melt the candle and
pour the wax into other containers to make solid candles.
To make solid candles, select several glass containers. Pint or half-pint canning or jelly jars work
well. For the wick, measure out a few more inches of string than is needed to reach the bottom of
Tie the string around a pencil. Put the pencil across the top of the container to hold the wick in
place. When the paraffin and crayons are melted, pour the liquid wax into the container(s). When
the candle is set, snip off the wick about a half inch above the wax.
To make scented candles, put three or four teaspoons of vanilla extract into the bottom of the
double boiler (or the coffee can) and then add the paraffin and crayons. When the wax is melted,
pour into containers.