If you are looking for a fun and creative outlet for your children then candle making for kids is one of the best ways to go! There are several different types of candles that you can make with your kids and all of them are fairly simple and fun to do. If you are ready to learn some different projects then read on as this article is going to give you some ideas with step by step instructions.
Zinc wicks. Zinc wicks are used in making gel candles because cotton wicks are known to absorb more gel. Though cotton wicks are cheaper, it is still not the best choice when making these candles. If you invest in zinc wicks, you can get absolutely stunning results since zinc wicks will not absorb the gel and it will efficiently burn from top to bottom.
I had purchased some essential oils, and once the wax was melted I began by adding just small amounts of the oils at a time. While I love the scented candle, too much of a good thing is just an overwhelming smelling candle. So little by little I added the oils until I had the right amount for my liking. Then, for each batch, I mixed in a handful of the lavender flowers, and a handful of the coffee beans. I was not sure how these would turn out, but I was excited to give it a go.
If you are looking for creative Candle making Singapore ideas then all that you need to do is just look around you, if you already know how to make candles or if you are just learning all you have to do is be creative. Make unique molds, use glitter, trinkets, you name it, the choice is yours just be safe and keep your imagination going. Now if you want to make my sea coral candle here is a list of what you are going to need.
I know you are asking yourself this question: What if I want to make strong scented candles and heavier embed materials, what grade will I be using? Don’t forget that you still have one density candle left. And this density gel will answer your question. The High Density candle, also known as the CHP grade can hold up to 5% of fragrance and hold your embeds strongly because it has a high polymer quantity.
First you choose your wax type and then you select the type of mold material. There are two types you should know about. Urethane Rubber works great for wax with melting temperatures between 130 and 200 degrees. If your wax melting temperature is going to be above 200 degree, than use a Silicone Rubber material. When researching be sure to look for information about the “tear strength” of the brand you select. All you do is mix two additive components together, pour it into a plastic container around your apple and when it cures, you cut the mold to remove the apple and there you have a “reusable” candle mold. This method of designing your own candle making molds will keep your imagination running for quite some time.
After the cinnamon and nutmeg candles are poured, add about a tablespoon of your pumpkin oil to the wax and mix thoroughly, then pour into your third mold. Let these all cool then float in water and light. Since you didn’t add color this can really confuse your friends (everyone is used to pumpkin candles being brown), enjoy!
After you have added your dye and fragrance it will be time to pour your candles. It is recommended that a gel candle should be poured between 185 and 200 degrees. Try to pour slowly to reduce the amount of bubbles forming inside the candles. Pouring at a lower temperature will add to the amount of bubbles you end up with. You are now going to allow the candles to cool down for a couple of hours. After letting your candle cool down for several hours you will have to trim the candle wicks and that’s it you have just completed your very first gel candle fell free to try out different colors sizes and scents.