Making Crayon Candles


Making Crayon Candles

A Simple DIY Craft

Making Crayon Candles is a great craft for candle-making beginners, and it is a simple, fun and creative way to get creative with crayons! The steps below will walk you through the process for creating your very own Crayon Candles.

What You Will Need

Before you get started, you’ll need to gather the supplies you’ll be using to create your Crayon Candles. Here is a list of items you’ll need:



  • Crayons (any color)
  • Candle molds (choose any size or shape you’d like)
  • Wax (paraffin or soy)
  • Double boiler
  • Thermometer
  • Plastic bowl
  • Wicks &wick stops

Instructions for Making Your Candles

Step 1: Start by prepping your molds. Secure your wicks to the bottom of your mold using wick stops. For best results, you should use molds with metal bottoms as this allows more heat to be conducted and your wicks will be secure.

Step 2: Gather your crayons, ideally of one color and color family, and break off the paper wrappers.

Step 3: Place the crayons into your double boiler and melt the wax on a low heat. Once melted, use a thermometer to check the wax temperature, which should stay between 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4: Pour the melted wax into your molds, adding crayon bits as desired for color. Make sure the wax reaches the sides of the mold and any wick stops.

Step 5: Let your candles cool and set overnight. Once cool, gently loosen them from the mold and enjoy your beautiful crayon candles!

Other Tips & Ideas

There are plenty of ways to customize your crayon candles and make them your own. Here are some ideas for personalizing your candles:

  • Use multiple crayon colors to make a beautiful ombre effect
  • Dip different parts of the candle in wax of varying temperatures
  • Add essential oils to the wax for a more pleasant scent
  • Create a pattern with the crayon bits, such as polka dots or stripes


  • Create custom shapes using cookie cutters

So now that you know how to make your own Crayon Candles, have fun and get creative! Have fun and happy crafting!

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