Crayon Candles

DIY Candles from Crayons

Crayon Candles

Repurposing everyday things is a lot easier than many realize, and can save you a lot of money.

You can repurpose a lot of things in your home. This has the dual benefit of helping you save money while also helping reduce the stress on our natural environment.

When you repurpose something bound for the rubbish bin, you reduce the amount of waste that is put into landfills. You also reduce the need for materials manufacturers use to make new items.

For instance, do you have small pieces of wax crayons your kids can’t use anymore? Don’t throw them away. Create small colorful candles instead.  These DIY wax candles could be perfect additions to any room in your house :)

If you think your broken crayons are not enough to fill your candle holders, you can add Crisco to the ingredients. This also serves to make the colors appear softer. See examples from the album below! :)

Broken Crayon Candles


  • Wax
  • Old crayons
  • Candle Wick
  • Glass cups
  • Paper cups
  • Crisco Shortening (optional)

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Crayon Candles

In each paper cup, put wax and one color crayons and heat in the microwave for one minute.

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Place the wick in the middle of the glass cup, and then pour your first melted wax.

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Wait for the first color wax to become solid enough that it holds the shape that you want. You can also make this project a little easier by having horizontal blocks of colors instead of diagonal ones. But still, you have to wait for the wax to cool and become solid before you pour the next color so they will not mix.

Crayon Candles

Make sure that the wick stays in the middle. And when you are with the last color, place the glass in an upright position.

It’s that easy! :)

Thanks to Identity Mag for this great project!



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