Here's what you will need to make this molded candle:
- An empty cardboard milk carton
- A piece of string
- A pencil
- Two tin cans — 1 large, 1 small
- Crayons (whatever color you like)
- A hot plate (or you can use a stove)
- An oven mitt
1. Using the scissors, cut the milk carton down to the size you desire. This will be the mold for your candle, so make it the height you want the candle to be. It helps if you use a ruler and measure up from the bottom, draw a straight line around the carton, and then cut.
2. Starting at one end of the pencil, wind the string until you get to the middle. Let the remaining string hang down from the middle. Lay the pencil across the top of the carton. The string should hang down, nearly reaching the bottom of the carton. The string will serve as your wick.
3. Set your hot plate for low heat. Fill the large tin can half full with water and place it on the hot plate. Place a block of paraffin and a crayon into the small tin can. Place the small tin can inside the large one and allow the paraffin and crayon to melt.
4. When you have a melted mixture of paraffin and crayon, turn the hot plate off. Use an oven mitt to remove the small tin can. Be careful because this will be extremely hot. Pour the melted paraffin into the milk carton slowly, being careful to not move the string around too much. Fill the carton to about an inch from the top.
5. Now just sit back and let it cool. Once it has hardened, tear off the milk carton and unwrap the string from the pencil. Voilà! You have just made a molded candle.