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Candle Making Activity for Kids: Granulated/Wax Crystal Candles

by Chandler 27. November 2013 17:39

One of the best candle projects to make with kids in your family or youth group is wax art crystal candles. Wax art crystals, or granulated wax, is a wax that has been formed into tiny beads slightly larger than sand. The product is available in a myriad of colors and even several scents. What makes this so easy is that the wax does not have to be melted. It can be easily poured into any "candle safe" container. For anyone who has seen "Sand Art" the concept is identical except when you are finished you have a candle that can be burned.

Once you have selected the proper container take a completed wick assembly (one with a base) and place into the glass container. The best wick for this application is going to be something like a 34-40 zinc.

The best way to get started is to select several colors and gently pour the crystals into the glass container with a spoon or other dispensing tool. You can take multiple colors and layer them in the glass to the desired height. For ultimate effects such as waves, you can take a long, narrow pointer such as a knitting needle and slide down the side of the glass container. This will create "waves" in the wax. This is a project any age child or adult can enjoy. This is a great project for cub scouts, girl scouts, and camping trips. The candles can even be used as wedding favors.

The true advantage to wax art crystals is that they may also be melted and poured to make votives, pillars and even small containers. The wax art crystals are easy to handle and can be melted in any type of double boiler. The colors are slightly more concentrated, so white wax art crystals should be added to

any color to lessen the intensity. What is nice is you can mix, match and melt the crystals to get any color shade you desire.

Get started with our Granulated Wax Art Kit, which comes with 5 lb bags of granulated wax (unscented), 8-9oz hexagon jars with lids & 10 wicks!


How to Select a Candle Wax

by Chandler 24. July 2012 01:22

This beginner's guide on how to select the proper wax type for your desired candle creation shows you the benefits of Soy and Paraffin waxes. Learn which wax is best for you!

 

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How Granulated Wax is Made

by Chandler 12. April 2012 00:39

Candlewic has the ability to turn wax into granulated or bead form. The granulated wax is commonly called wax art or wax beads, and it's made at our Doylestown facility.

The granulated wax is made by taking liquid wax and spraying it up into the air, and as the wax hits the cold air, it will bead. When the beads fall, they land on a drum that is continually rotating and moving the wax on to a vibrating belt. The vibrating belt helps cool the wax and move the wax into the box. 

The granulator is great because any color can be made, and we have even done fragrances. The granulated wax has many uses, and when it's used as a straight paraffin, it melts very easily and is easy to measure.

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Soy 125 for All Natural Container Candles

by Chandler 13. February 2012 00:10

Soy 125 is a soft, easy to melt wax with low shrinkage.

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Yellow and White Beeswax

by Chandler 26. December 2011 00:28

Yellow beeswax has a natural golden appearance while white beeswax has a more refined milky white appearance.

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Hi I'm Chandler. Thanks for visiting! Illumine is all about helpful projects, ideas, and articles related to candle and soap making and the candle and soap making business.

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