For this project I used:
Small plastic cups (any small disposable container will work)
Spray vegetable oil
Two pots (for double boiler)
Select some crayons for each candle, and peel off the paper. For each candle, I used four or five crayons.
Cut your tapers to the height of the cup. I used several tapers for this project (you can get them at the dollar store), cutting them to the proper height and carving back the wax at the top to reveal the wick.
Use two pans to create a double boiler. Fill the bottom pan with water and allow it to heat to a low boil. Place the other pan inside the first pan and add one sheet of paraffin and one set of crayon colors.
Keep an eye on your wax. Never leave it to cook on the stove by itself. You will want to stir it occasionally. It will not take long for it to melt.
IMPORTANT: Spray the inside of the cup with a heavy coating of vegetable spray. I learned this the hard way.
Then place the cut taper with the wick end up, and pour about an inch of melted wax around it.
Allow the wax to sit for about 2 minutes and then add crushed ice on top, around the taper. Fill to nearly the top of the cup with crushed ice.
Then pour the remaining melted wax on top of the ice, filling the cup to the brim.
NOTE: Any remaining hot wax can be poured into a jar or container and later thrown out. Do not pour hot wax down your drain unless you feel like having a visit from the plumber…
Allow the wax to set for about 30 minutes. I set my cups in ice to speed up the setting time.