- Stearin (if not using colored paraffin)
- Colorant (if not using colored paraffin)
- Full cast
- Melting kettle or bain-marie
- Bag of fine sand = do not let the bottom of the lantern melt
A lantern in the house and especially outside the house has its useful function, and why?
- A lantern is made of paraffin and serves as a candle protector.
- A lantern is practical to use for an outdoor experience. The candle in a lantern will continue to burn outside as well as in the house.
- A lantern is easy to make, even with decorations in the walls of the lantern.
- A lantern can serve to reflect the decorations used in the wall as light from the candle and the lantern.
How to make a lantern:
1 If necessary, seal the mold at the bottom (wing opening).
Preheating of the casting mould.
You can close two-part molds with painter's tape.
2 Heat the paraffin, colored paraffin or make your own mixture.
The ideal temperature for casting the lantern is 65° - 70°C
3 Use gloves while pouring the mold.
4 Empty the mold and let the paraffin harden in the mold. Between each filling, the candle must cool (to about 35 °C).
Temperature test: hold the candle against your cheek. If you feel no difference in temperature, you can fill the mold again and pour it empty.
5 Repeat previous points until you have formed an 8 to 10mm thick wall with the paraffin.
- Cover the work surface and wear an apron!
- When pouring, make sure the pot is flat and on a sturdy surface.
- Prepare only as much color as you need.
- Check the temperature of the wax with a thermometer.
- Only light candles in the presence of adults.
- Beware of fire: never heat the wax directly in the mold.
- Never heat the wax directly in a pan or over an open fire.
- The washing vapor is flammable at 180 °C.
- Never leave candles burning unattended.
- Always place candles on a fireproof surface. (See our safety instructions )