3 Crafts Using Wax To Confront The Cold

Posted: January 13, 2017

BRR! January is the best time to snuggle up and stay warm, but it’s also a great time to start your winter crafts. Did you know a lot of art supplies use wax? Check out some creative projects you can craft using wax from our facility.

Personalized Candles

Candles are the perfect simple wax craft you can make! Paraffin wax is most commonly used when making homemade candles. However, some people prefer beeswax, soy wax, palm wax or synthetic waxes. No matter what type of wax you use, there are many candle crafts to choose from using our wax products!

Not only can you make a candle from wax, you can personalize the look using wax paper or melted crayons (which are also made with paraffin wax).

Create a design on wax paper with crayons, wrap it around the candle and melt the design to the candle using a hair dryer. Learn more about this craft.

Personalized candle craft

You can also use a dip dyeing technique with melted crayons to add color to your candles. See how it’s done.

Dip dyed candle craft

Crayons for Kids

Looking for safe crafts to make with your kids? We found a few simple wax crafts you might like to try with your family.

Crayon candle craft

You can create many fun crafts by simply using melted crayons, such as color block crayon candles and rainbow crayons.

Rainbow crayon craft

And we know Christmas is over, but you can also make brightly colored crayon ornaments, too!

Crayon ornament craft

Crayons are also made with paraffin wax and sometimes microcrystalline wax. Microcrystalline wax has finer crystals than paraffin, which makes it a harder wax. It is also more flexible than paraffin wax. See what wax options we offer so you can make your own crayons to use in future projects!

Bottle Sealing

Perhaps you prefer a little wine with your crafts? We sell bottle sealing wax that provides a strong, flexible coating and secure seal while giving it a unique look. You can also emboss a logo or image to your wax seal. Make this your next craft.

Bottle Sealing Wax

If you want to learn more about how our wax can be used in your next craft, contact us.


4 Replies to “3 Crafts Using Wax To Confront The Cold”

  1. Nathan says:

    I have some old roadside flares that are made of cardboard and that are sort of like antiques. I wanted do you know if you had any suggestions on what to do to preserve them with wax.

    – I was thinking about wrapping them in wax paper, capping the ends shut, and then dipping the whole thing in wax, but I would want to insert a piece of wax string to break the wax seal in case I actually needed to use the antique flare in an emergency for some reason.

    What are your thoughts?

    1. Jenn Schultz says:

      Thanks for your inquiry! We’re not certain how to go about dipping a flare in wax, but our lab would recommend trying our clear cheese wax.

  2. Nathan says:

    Awesome! Thank you:)
    What is the melting point of the clear cheese wax?

    1. Jenn Schultz says:

      The melt point is 140F and the recommended processing temperature is between 160F – 170F. Thanks!

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