Special wax crystals can be used to make specialised candles. The candles, which will bear a striking resemblance to large cluster of crystals, will the be able to melt like a standard candle. These crystal candles are easy to make and can be constructed by adults and children provided they're properly supervised.
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Things you need
- Drinking glass or glass jar
- Wax crystals
- Wick, with metal base
Clean out the glass or jar you intend to use to hold the wax crystals with soap and warm water. This will remove any residue that may cling to the wax later on. Dry the glass thoroughly with a towel.
Place the wick in the drinking glass or jar, with the metal base touching the bottom. The wick should reach nearly to the top of the glass or jar, so if it is too long then you will need to trim the top with some scissors.
Pour in a layer of wax crystals, filling them in around the wick. These will serve as the candle's primary medium. If you wish, you can fill in the drinking glass or jar with any number of different colours.
Smooth out the layers of wax crystals with a spoon so the top of the crystal candle is as flat and even as possible. The top of the wax crystal layer should be about a quarter of an inch below the top of the wick. The candle is now complete and will burn just like a normal candle.
Tips and warnings
- You can place shells, sand, pebbles or other decorative items in your candle, provided they are not flammable. Just make sure that they are at least two inches from the wick so that they do not interfere with the flame. Ensure your glass or jar is wide enough to allow for this distance requirement.
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