Stacey Solomon shares how to make rainbow candles to keep kids busy but says you’ll need ‘a lot of frigging patience’

STACEY Solomon has shared exactly how she makes rainbow candles out of old crayons, but says you’ll need ‘a lot of frigging patience’. 

The mum-of-three decided to give homemade candles a go as her boys wanted to make “key worker candles”. 

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So the Loose Women panellist dug out all the bits of old crayons she had lying around, and sorted them into colours. 

Stacey, from Essex, shared her step-by-step method for making homemade candles with her 3.3 million followers on Instagram.

She said you’ll need: "Some crayons, wicks (you can get them anywhere online).

“And some empty jars (ours are empty mint sauce & mint jelly jars).”

And she adds you’ll also need “a lot of frigging patience”. 

Start by getting your wicks, and using a glue gun stick them to the bottom of the jar.

Stacey uses a peg to hold them in place while she pours the molten crayons in, but you can always try it without. 

After you’ve sorted your crayons into colour groups, melt them in a glass bowl above a saucepan of boiling water.

Pour each colour into the jar, making sure you leave enough room for the other colours.

The X-Factor star said: “We just did them rough because it was too hard to get perfect straight lines.” 

She layers up the candles with each colour, adding she ended up using “way more crayons than this in the end”, so make sure you’ve got a stash before starting. 

They added rainbow decorations on top before trimming the wicks, and they’re ready to be lit.

Stacey wrote: “They remind me a bit of sand jars we used to collect on holiday.”

They’re going to light them to coincide with the weekly 8pm Clap for Carers, with Stacey adding: “We love them and we can’t wait to light them tonight.”


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