You will need
- the basis for candles (wax, paraffin);
- the shape of the candle;
- - microwave oven or stove;
- - black wax crayons;
As the main ingredient of candles you can use paraffin or beeswax. Paraffin is made from an ordinary household candle. Buy a few pieces of candles. If you still have the unused stubs, they can also be of great use. Chop them with a knife or grate on a coarse grater, removing the wick. Beeswax is easy to find on the honey market. Choose a wax color. White wax is the highest quality.
Prepare the form for future candles. It can be made from plastic bottles, cans, or syringe. Most preferred the last two options, as the plastic can deform under the influence of hot wax. If you chose as a syringe, cut off his edge, to which is connected the needle. Then pull out the plunger. The size of syringe will depend on the length of the candle. In order to make the shape of the cans, it should be cut. You have to obtain a flat plate of sheet metal. Turn her neat tube. The completed form is grease inside with oil. This is necessary to ensure that the finished candle can be easily separated from the form.
Make the wick. You can use multiple threads, braided in a plait, or the wicks of household candles.
Melt the basis. If you have a microwave, place it in a ceramic container. Turn on the oven and wait until the base is heated to a liquid state. In the absence of the microwave, the wax can be melted in a water bath. Put on fire a metal container filled with water. Install it the capacity smaller. It should be prepared the base for the candles. After a while the base will melt.
Liquid Foundation pour prepared earlier, black wax crayons for drawing. They can be purchased in the store for children's creativity. Crayons pre-ground with a fine grater. Stir hot until until crayons are completely dissolved. Also as a dye you can use pencil lead for the eyes and food coloring, but wax crayons are best suited for these purposes.
Install vertically in the form of candles in a bowl of sand. Put the wick in the mold and secure it so that it is in the middle of the form. Carefully pour into it the molten basis. After the wax cools, the candle can be removed. Cut the free end of the wick to the desired length and let the candle cool.
If the wax is kindled, tightly close the container of any lid. To put out the wax with water is useless.
Advice 2: How to make candle at home
Humanity has long replaced manual labor with automated production. Now we don't need to make soap, mould candles, even to cook: all we need in life, make the machine in large quantities. So nice to receive a gift of a thing made by the hands of your friends or loved ones especially for you. In such things is invested soul and personality, they are nice to get, and even nicer and more fun to make yourself.
You will need
- Paraffin, dye, form for candles, jewelry.
To make the candle at home is very simple. You will need a paraffin, not to look for it in stores, you can use plain white household candles. It is inexpensive and convenient because in addition to paraffin, you will still wick. As a colorant for candles is possible to take the children's wax crayons or food coloring for Easter eggs. In addition, you need a sharp knife, a grater, and a long needle, utensils for melting wax to form candles. The form may be, for example, glass, or plastic. Do not forget the decoration for your candles: beads, shells, dried Rowan berries, dry leaves, sequins. If you want to aromatize a candle at home, purchase oil with your favorite scent.
Paraffin grate or chop with a knife, then place in a bowl to melt on water bath. If you decide to tint and flavor the candle, the wax add dye and put a few drops of oil. While the wax melts, prepare the wick is to dip it in paraffin wax and allow to dry thoroughly. Melted paraffin, pour in the form, let it harden, and then the needle make a hole through and insert it in the wick hole. To the wax faster is frozen, place the candle in the freezer. After about an hour you can remove the candle from the mold, to do this, put it on a few seconds in hot water and then just pull the fuse. In extreme cases, if the candle does not go out of shape, gently trim with a knife the place of bonding.
Decorate your candle, slightly heating the jewelry or place for them. Don't forget to trim the wick, leaving on the surface a tail of 7-8 millimeters.
Your candle at home ready.
Your candle at home ready.
Work carefully with the melted wax, you can burn yourself.