|Starla's Free Candle Making Instructions for a Snowman!
You will need a basic understanding of wax melting and cooling for this project. You might think this project to
complicated for beginners, but you would be wrong. It is a fun easy project needing only your imagination and creativity.
Make a snowmen with your kids and have a life time of memories or make to sell. Snowmen are a delightful project and
easy to do. No mold is required with these instructions.
|Making your wax snowman.
Supplies tools you will need for this project are a bread knife, a clean paint brush, a uncoated
metal pizza pan, paint scraper, drill and bit, and a hand held mixer. You can find most of these
items around your home.
First melt your wax and add the scent as discussed in the basic candle making instructions.
Next, pour mixture into pizza pan, letting it cool till it is feels firm, but still warm enough to be
Now, cut wax away from edges with bread knife and down the center.
Put your gloves on and lift one half of the wax away from the pan. Place on your work table. Roll
Time to make the wax snowman! Take the wax and start to shape the snowman's base. Don't
need to worry about looks like at this point, the wax snowman will be covered with whipped wax
at a later point. You just want the general shape of a snowman. Just make the wax candle shape.
It won't look like a snowman till you cake the outside and add the finishing touches.
|Cutting wax - You can make
cinnamon buns like this too.
Just roll up with a wick in the
|Lifting wax away from pan
|Mixing and Caking
|Molding the Snowman
|Emilio making a wax
|Emil's Finished Snowman above and Starla's finished snowman
to the right.
See all it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to be
I have seen these snowman 3 feet tall. The snowman 3 feet
tall were not intended to burn, they were for decoration only. A
smell good decoration.............
|Emilio's Drilling and Wicking
|Also, this is the exact roaster I use. Kitchen Collection's is located in my
town, so I pop in there when I need a new one. I find these roasters to last
me a long time. Lisa has about 30 of these lined up in her candle shop.
But I need to say that Kitchen Collection's doesn't recommend these
as wax melters, nor does Hamiliton Beach. The roasters were not
created as a wax melter. It is what I use, but I will not recommend it
to anyone else. You must make your own choices in life, I make
You must always be careful when melting wax. Don't put your roaster on
and leave the house.
When roasters get old, the thermostat goes out and they heat up to the point
where the wax can catch on fire. I can always tell when my roaster is
going to go out....it won't melt wax worth it's salt, then I know I need to
get a new one.
Yes, I know, I am an over cautious person, but mom always said, "Better
safe then sorry."
I can get twenty pounds of wax in a roaster, or a 5lb of wax and several
metal coffee cans submerged in the wax for different colors of wax. I like
that these roasters have a thermostat.
|A customer, Jocelyn, was kind enough to send
photo's of her daughter and son's finished snowman
5 1/2 years old Caitlyn, who did most of the work,
except for the melting and pouring, of course.
Damien, her son who just turned two, came in at the
very end to help paint on the fluff.
I think the snowman is adorable and goes to prove
how easy a craft this is. Aren't they just the cutest
|Tall primitive snowmen or short round snowmen. Your imagination is at work here. Consider your choice of color too. White or off white
Short fat snowmen will burn, where the thiner primitive snowmen will not. If making fat snowmen, make them round and large enough to
burn. Use a smaller diameter of wick so the wax will burn the snowman's center, not the outer edges. This is a cake candle with a shape!
Mine are about 5" wide at the indentations of the snowman, wider for his body and head.
Primitive snowman can be decorated with anything you like, even spray with glitter, find country primitive decorations. I have seen the
primitive snowmen over 2 feet tall. Be creative.
The bases will look similar to these. Not to pretty to look at yet? Be patient.
When cooled, drill a hole down the snowman's center . Use longer wick from a role, making sure the wick is long enough for caking on
top. Thread your wick from the bottom of the candle. Make sure you have a tab on the wick's end.
This project didn't use the whole pan of wax, we had plenty left over for caking. Make lots of snowmen and you need more wax/scent
mixture. Only 5 lbs. wax used here, with plenty left.
Let mixture cool till it forms a skim on top. Mix with a hand mixture till fluffy.
With your paint brush (make sure any previously used wax is melted and brush is pliable) gather up some whipped wax and apply it to the
snowman. Work from the bottom up. Sit snowman on a metal tray to finish his head area.
Decorate your snowman before whipped wax is hard. Decorations will stick in warm wax. These snowmen are not made for burning, just
smelly decorations. If I had made them larger and wider they would burn fine. Never use decorations that can catch fire when making
snowmen to burn. Always include burning instructions on finished candle making products. Just have your decoration supplies on hand
and an idea in mind for what you want to do with candle making material. Easy enough for beginner candle making.
I left decorating up to the gals, but the rest of the candle making was so easy, even I was did this the first time around.
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Never have the wax in direct contact with the heat source. Wax is like grease, as it has a flash point. In general, wax has a flash point of
300 degrees. A flash point is the point where the wax is so hot that it burst into flames all by itself. So I say "IN GENERAL" the flash point
of wax is 300 degrees. I tell everyone - if wax is smoking, it is too hot. The vapors produced are extremely flammable for any heat source
like a stove. Use the double boiler. Don't melt it in a microwave. Our wax isn't made for this. I like my wax at 150 degrees for a variety
Most paraffin waxes have a flash point around 300° F. When it reaches its flash point it may not smoke or bubble, it will usually just
explode, splattering flaming wax in all directions. To avoid this catastrophe, always use the double boiling method to melt your wax. Water
boils at 212° F, which is well below the flash point of any paraffin wax.
Yes, I said this twice in different ways, I want you to get the message. USE A DOUBLE BOILER!