Making Scented Candles Out Of Crayons


Making scented candles out of crayons is an easy, creative, and beautiful way to upcycle. You can create unique and aromatic decorations for your home with just a few household items and a few simple steps. For example, one exciting project you can do with crayons is making colorful layered candles with different fragrances. Using the wax or stearin from the crayon’s pigments, you can layer melted crayons of different colors as well as different fragrances together in molds to create beautifully scented and colored homemade candles. Not only are these fun and creative to make, but they provide a great alternative to store-bought candles, adding an extra layer of personalization to the space around you.

Gather Supplies

To make scented candles out of crayons, you will need the following supplies: wax flakes (available at most craft stores); a double boiler (or a heat-resistant bowl placed on top of a pot of boiling water); crayons; wicks and holders; essential oils or cost-effective alternatives such as cake flavors and extracts (available at specialty baking stores); cookie cutters; pliers and scissors. You may also wish to have silicone molds or glass jars handy. It is important to select high quality materials for safety. If you don’t have access to a double boiler, consider purchasing an affordable double boiler on Amazon. The wick lengths should be long enough to fit around the cookie cutter or mold, but not too long that they are exposed outside of your candle containers. Additionally, look for specialized wick holders that can fit your candle creation – whether it’s in a jar or mold – as these can help keep your candles centered and burning correctly. Finally, if you cannot source essential oils for scenting your candles – which can be expensive – opt for more budget-friendly options such as cake flavorings and extracts from baking stores. These are generally alcohol-free, so it’s best to keep that in mind!

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Prepare the Crayons

1. Gather your supplies: crayons, a wax melter, an electronic thermometer or candy thermometer, scented oils or wax cubes, wicks and candle jars.

2. Use a sharp knife to cut the paper off of each crayon. Cut the remaining crayon into small pieces or shavings that will fit into the melter easily.

3. Place the wax melter on a heat-resistant surface. Plug it in and set the temperature for about 170 degrees Farenheight or slightly lower than the recommended temperature for melting wax (usually 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit).

4. Place your scented oils or wax cubes inside the wax melter, depending on what kind of scent you desire and add 1/2 cup of crayon shavings and stir them until they are fully melted together with the oils or wax cubes.

5. Continue stirring until all ingredients are completely melted together and add more crayon shavings as needed to get your desired color and scent intensity.

6. Add wicks to empty candle jars according to directions on packaging, being sure to center them in each jar so that when you pour your scented wax mixture in, it will not push them out of place – this is critical for correct burning of the wick!

7. Place jar lids or holders onto each jar before pouring in your scented wax, as this allows for easier handling and helps reduce spills when moving from one place to another .

8 Once ready to pour (temperature at about 170 degrees Farenheight),using a spoon, scoop up some hot wax from your crockpot/wax melter and pour evenly into each candle jar – leave approximately ½” space at top to allow for lid placement once cooled .

9 Allow candles to cool undisturbed overnight then remove lids/holders again and trim any excess wick by pinching between fingers before placing lids back onto candles securely – be careful when doing this since the glass may still be hot!

Melt the Crayons

When melting the crayons to make scented candles, it is important to take all necessary safety precautions. For example, you should wear protective gloves when handling hot wax and use a heatproof surface, such as a baking sheet, for melting the crayons. In addition, always keep an eye on the wax while it is melting and stay away from children or pets in order to avoid any potential accidents. If possible, work in an area that has adequate ventilation so that you don’t inhale any of the emitted vapors from the melting process. Lastly, use caution when transferring the melted wax from its source to the container in which your candle will be made.

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Add Fragrance

Calming Scents: Lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, lemon balm, jasmine.

Energizing Scents: Citrus, peppermint, eucalyptus, pine, rosemary.

Display the Candle

To create a beautiful container or display for the candle, start by gathering materials such as a decorative heatproof container made of metal or glass, wax paper, scissors, and an adhesive label or washi tape. Trace the circumference of the candle on wax paper and cut it with scissors to fit snugly in the base of the container. Place the wax paper at the base of the container, ensuring that it covers most of its surface area. Secure it with washi tape or label adhesive. Place the finished scented candle into this prepared container and enjoy it in your home!


Now that you know how easy it is to make scented candles out of crayons, why not give it a try? Making a candle makes for a wonderful and unique gift, or even just something special to beautify your own home. Gather together the supplies needed and get creative to craft a one-of-a-kind candle that will surprise and delight!

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