How to make a Swiss cheese candle
Many people know how to make a conventional candle from wax. It can be made round, square, rectangular or any other geometric shape. In addition, you can use dyes and make colored candles. But what if you want something unusual? Today we want to offer you a project that is a bit beyond the ordinary imagination. Let's make a candle similar to Swiss cheese.
You will need:
- old candles (or wax);
- a wick (a tie);
- wax crayons (if you want to give a candle another color);
- a pan and a jar;
- Ice cubes (balls);
- an empty box (for example, from juice, milk);
- knife and cutting board;
- potholders (not to get burned);
- plastic bag.
1. Take the old candles (wax) and cut it into small pieces (so it will melt faster for pouring).
2. If you do not have a wick (or lashing) at hand, you can gently cut the candle and get a wick from it.
3. Take the pan, pour water into it and put it on the fire.
4. Take a jar and fold there the previously cut pieces of wax. If you want a candle of a certain color, throw a few wax crayons (or add a food coloring when the wax melts). Place the jar in a pot of water.
5. After a few minutes, the wax in your water bath will begin to melt. You can stir it occasionally to speed up the process.
6. While the wax melts - prepare the mold for pouring. Take a box of juice or milk (or something else) and cut off the top. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the inside of the box.
7. If you use a new wick, then soak it in a melting wax. Then make a simple construction to fix the wick in the center. Just tie the wick to a stick and put it on top of the box so that the wick is approximately centered. Be sure to make sure that part of the wick lies on the bottom.
8. The size and shape of the holes in your "Swiss" candle depends on the ice cubes (balls). But pay attention, the larger the cubes - the more holes and less wax, respectively, your candle will burn faster. Therefore, we recommend that ice cubes be crushed a little. To do this, fold them into a plastic bag and a little "beat" it with something. As a result, you get smaller pieces of ice.
9. Pour ice into the previously prepared form.
10. Remove the melted wax from the plate and gently start pouring the mold. Hot wax will start melting the ice and making bizarre ways to the bottom of the box. Pour in the wax until an even waxy surface forms on top (by the way, this is the bottom of your candle).
11. Leave the mold with the wax in this position for about an hour (well, or a little bit more than that). Do not touch it and do not move it.
12. Carefully remove the box. Pay attention - inside there will be water (you melted the ice).
13. Now you need to wait and finally dry the candle. This may take several hours.
14. That's all! Put your candle in a candlestick (or a tea saucer), light a wick and enjoy your work. Well, or make a present to a person dear to you.