A weekend amuse- melting colours

I spent one weekend at  friend’s place , He had some pending work to get done so I pretty much had the day all to my self , having known this in advance I was prepared !!

I had carried along some “supplies” …so when my friend started his work , I started mine 🙂

I got a candle out and some coloured  wax crayons and started to melt the wax crayons over the candle flame , the result was simply amazing , and fun , to see   the coloured wax trickle down in strips to the bottom of the candle !! ( I should have done a video )

After covering all around the candle in rainbow stripes of melting crayons , blew the candle out … voilà!

Now if you guys are trying this , be careful , though wax can’t give you extensive burns but can sure sting a little – have fun but be careful 🙂 ...moving on …..

The tricky part was to get the  melting colours to trickle down in a continuous line , at times I had to scrap a colour off and start over . By the time I got all the sides of the candle covered , it left quite a bit of wax residue or “wax crumbs” if you call it 🙂


Crushed the wax crumbs a little more  and planned on doing something extensive with the left over so called by product !!

Drew an out line out and filled it up with fevicol ( white glue) and “garnished it with the left over wax crumbs!!! 🙂 .

Now get the effects in : clipped the ” delicacy ” 🙂  up right and ……

It had 3 fold effect :

1 The paper on the wax crayon acted as a wick ,

2 The wax from the crayon kept the flame going ,

3 Some of the ‘wax crumbs melt down and drip along the cone 😉

Also used the burned out match sticks to border the ice cream cone .!!

This part you really had to be careful ,  not to burn your hands !! and it was a little trick to get the wax to drip down along the way you wanted it to ,also  be careful not to get the wax from the burning crayon to drip off too much . I had some mishaps here and there .  Well this was just a 1st attempt may be will give it another try 🙂

Until then ..any one for a Tutti frutti  ice cream ??? ..quick before it melts away 🙂


 This art work also served as a nice subject for my photography shoot the same day.

Categories: Life Calls


  1. I love the crazy experiments, I do them all the time. 🙂

  2. love it, you can make money teaching that 🙂

    • Thanks .. yeah may be one day ,
      I used to teach such ( well not this one with fire :P) ) but other crafts & stuff at a school last year .. you may view it from the menu bar under colors@silvermount …

  3. This is a really fun idea! I recently colored in a drawing with crayon (something I haven’t done in a long time) and realized how nostalgic crayons are for me. They give an interesting waxy finish that gives a different quality to my usual sketches done in watercolor.

    I just love the ice cream cone!

  4. Really pretty – the art as well as the photos & how you put the post together. Thank you!

  5. The result’s surprisingly …. artistic 🙂 Creations like these sometimes make it to galleries!

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