Skull Soy Candle Tutorial
This is a tutorial for making Skull Shaped Soy Candles, or for making any shaped soy candles with the use of a silicone mold. This is a great craft for Halloween.
First you will need the following supplies:
- Double Boiler
- Soy Wax
- Wooden Spoon
- Silicone Mold
First you will need to melt your soy wax in preparation for pouring it into your silicone mold. If you don’t already know how to make Soy Candles then please go to my previous tutorial found here to learn how to melt your wax down for the first step of this tutorial.
Once you have melted down your Soy Wax just pour it into your Silicone Mold. Have your wick ready! You have 2 options for how to add in your wick. You can wait until the soy starts to set a bit, so that your wick won’t fall over. This is a trickier option however because your timing needs to be just right, you don’t want it to have set too much, or you won’t be able to add in your wick at all. What you can try instead if you like, is the method of using something to prop the wick up so it stays in the center. I like to add in my wick and then use paper clips that have been bent straight out, one on each side of the wick, as demonstrated in the picture below. You can also buy Candle Wick Centering Devices.
Once your soy wax has completely hardened you then need to get it out of the mold. A tip for making this easier would be to put it in the freezer. This makes your soy wax shrink up a bit making it easier to get out and it’s also particularly good for removing soy wax from silicone molds because soy is a softer wax so more chance of making scratches and dents in it. I find with popping it in the freezer for a bit first it makes it less prone to any scratches or dents when removing it from the mold. Be very careful when removing your soy candle from the mold, it can be a bit difficult. Just peel the mold down carefully to release your candle. Here is what it will look like once its removed from the silicone mold:
Now to finish your candle you will want to trim your wick down, hence the scissors in the picture, and you will want to carve out some teeth if you would like. That’s what the mini skewer is pictured for, I find it makes a nice little tool to carefully carve in the outline of some teeth but you can use whatever works best for you. Below is the final product:
This particular Skull Silicone Mold, which comes in a set of 3, is currently 40% off right now on Amazon and can be found in the widget below along with other supplies you will need to make this craft. These silicone molds are originally intended as Cupcake holders so you can use one specifically as a Candle Mold and the other 2 for making cupcakes or for some fun extra Halloween Decorations. You could also fill the extra molds with candy and give them to your children or grand children on Halloween. I also came across some more cute Holiday inspired Silicone Molds, shaped as a Christmas Tree, a Star and a Gingerbread Man and also a Heart Silicone Mold cute for Valentines Day. These can also be found in the widget below.
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