You will need
- Thick cotton thread (also suitable cord, rope or embroidery floss) with a length of about 30 cm
- Salt – 2 tablespoons
- Borax – 4 tbsp
- 1.5 cups of water
- Dishes for soaking
- A pot for melting wax
- The paper clamp
In a Cup or another bowl, pour half Cup warm water dissolve it in 2 tbsp salt and 4 tbsp of borax. The thread or bundle soak in this solution for 15 minutes.
After soaking the thread hang on the rope for drying clothes, in a dry place. So the thread is completely dry, allow it to otvisetsya for five days.
In a specially prepared dish melt the wax. Secure the thread with a paper clamp. Dip it into the melted wax 3-4 times. The future of the wick is completely covered with wax. Then again, hang it to dry on a clothesline. After a few minutes the wick, hand made, ready.
For making candles, cut the desired length, not forgetting the margin. Keep ready the wick can be rolled into a coil.
To create a colored fire mixture for soaking the wick, you can add one teaspoon of chemicals. For example, the chloride of strontium gives red flame, table salt is bright yellow, drill - yellow-green potassium nitrate – violet.
When you create a wick with a colored flame, you cannot use several chemicals at the same time as this may cause a chemical reaction.