Parental supervision is recommended
Bring out your kids' old, broken crayons and create splashes of color to homemade jar candles with this creative craft.
What you'll need:
- White wax
- Glass jars
- Wax boil bags
- Old broken crayons
How to make it:
- Use clear jars that are generally laying about the house. Pickles and jelly jars are excellent for this type of project.
- Pick up the boil bags, wicks, and wax at a local craft store. Gather all your broken crayons and separate them into color schemes. (try red and green for Christmas and then top with gold and silver.) Use a butter knife to tear apart the paper from the old crayons and get your children to break apart the crayons.
- The hard part of this project is getting the wicks to stand up straight while we poured the wax. If the wick is not straight, the candle will not burn well, so tie it to the top of the jar with twist ties. The twist ties work by crossing them over in the middle in an "X" shape with the wick in the center.
- After the jars are ready, melt the white wax in a boil bag. As you pour the wax, a little at a time, add the broken crayons to the mix. Since the wax is hot, the crayons melt, and the effect is very artistic. When the jar full, top it off with a handful of some interesting color. The hot wax caused the colors to "run" into the candles.