Friday, May 9, 2014

You CAN use a crayon as a candle

A couple of weeks ago one of my friends posted on Facebook one of those memes about being able to use a crayon as a candle in an emergency. So of course, I had to try it, because I honestly didn't think it would work. I know crayons are made out of wax, but I didn't know how it would burn without a wick in it. 

Drew and I grabbed a crayon from Fynn's stash and stuck it on a dish. We melted the bottom a little bit to make it stand better on the dish, and tried to light it. It took awhile, and we tried holding the lighter flame closer and further, and at different angles. Finally, after about 5 minutes of trying, it worked.

It looked pretty cool, and burned pretty well. One word of advice; once you have it lit, don't try to move the dish. That was all Drew. He tried to move it to the counter, and of course the crayon fell over, causing hot (purplish) wax to drip all over the kitchen floor. Awesome. That took some scraping and magic eraser to get cleaned up. Pretty sure there's still a little purple-ish stain in the grout in one spot. 

1 comment:

  1. I never would have known this would work in a pinch. That would also make for a very cute birthday candle :)


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