Kids love to be creative and give gifts they can make themselves. One simple DIY Mother’s Day or Christmas gift idea is an artwork candle. Your child can transfer their favorite drawings directly onto a candle. It is an affordable and personalized gift that is not only perfect for any occasion, but they are fun for the kids to make as well!
You can easily transfer any image onto a candle by following a few simple steps. And, as long as you already have a candle on hand, you won’t even need to buy anything special.
HOW TO TRANSFER A DRAWING ONTO A CANDLE
White pillar candle
White tissue paper
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING A CUSTOM ARTWORK CANDLE
To begin, cut out a small rectangle of white tissue paper. Make sure that the paper is no taller than the height of the candle and as wide as you will want to have the design on the front of the candle.
Let your kids have fun and create any design they would like! They can draw flowers, trees, the sun – even a Minecraft Creeper! There are no rules here, so your kids can let their imaginations go crazy.
Once your design is finished, trim any excess tissue paper from around the outside of your design.
Once you’ve trimmed all the excess off, place it on the candle, where ever you would like for your image to appear.
Cut a piece of wax paper that’s long enough to wrap around your candle with excess you can hold on to. Wrap the wax paper around the design and the candle tightly, holding it firmly in your hand.
Using a hair dryer on high heat, dry the area where the design is. Dry for 90 seconds. Gently peel the wax paper from one side. If the tissue paper starts to peel up, then you need to put the wax paper back on again and dry longer.
Once you can peel off the wax paper without the tissue paper coming up, it is ready. Set the candle aside and allow it to cool for five minutes.
Now, you’ve got a custom artwork candle! This could be fun for a summer camp project, school art idea or even to create custom candles for a wedding or shower!