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Recycled Candle Mould

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My daughter was given a candle making kit but it was tricky to judge how much wax to melt for the number moulds in the kit. We ended up melting too much but it seemed a shame to waste it so we made an extra mould from recycled packaging. Here's how we made it.



Recycled candle mould, yoghurt pot candle mould, homemade mould for candles


Age: 5 to 10s, Over 10s
Level: Medium

Materials
Yoghurt pot or other tub
Scissors
Modelling clay or duct tape
Drinking straw
Skewer
Candle wax, candle wick
Saucepan and Pyrex jug

Method
Carefully make a hole in the bottom of the tub with a skewer.
Make two notches at opposite sides of the rim of the pot.
Feed the wick through the hole and tie to a piece of straw. The straw should then rest on the notches on the rim of the tub.



Recycled candle mould, yoghurt pot candle mould, homemade mould for candles


Pull the wick tight and seal the bottom of the hole with some duct tape or a little modelling clay.
Your candle mould is now ready to use.

To make the candle:
Put some water in the bottom of a saucepan over a low heat. Put the Pyrex jug in the water bath and add the wax pellets to the jug. Be careful not to let any water get into the jug with the wax.
Allow the wax to melt slowly and then add any colour powder.



Recycled candle mould, yoghurt pot candle mould, homemade mould for candles


Pour into the mould and allow to set fully before popping out and trimming the wick.



Recycled candle mould, yoghurt pot candle mould, homemade mould for candles




Recycled candle mould, yoghurt pot candle mould, homemade mould for candles


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#Candle
#Recycled
#Mould
#Over 10s
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