Ice Candle

Follow basic candle making instructions so that you have melted wax, cooled and ready to pour.

Ice Candle

What you need

Square candle mold or
Bottom of a milk carton
Candle wick
Candle wax
Optional Candle dyes
Ice cubes


This project uses the Basic Candle Instructions.

We used a milk carton for the mold.

Place your ice cubes into your milk carton mold. Do not place them neatly as the candle will need to form in the cracks of the ice cubes. The less organized the better. Try to keep the center of the candle (around the wick) free from ice, so that the wax can form around the wick insuring a consistent burning candle.

Slowly pour your melted wax over the ice cubes and around the wick area. Continue to do this till the milk carton is full.

Allow all the ice to melt and the wax to set before slipping it out of your milk carton.

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  1. Willow at Willoughby says:

    looking forward to trying this one out with my Guide unit in the fall.

  2. I love this project. I’m using it for a 4-H project and I reccomend that you use it for a 4-H project too.

  3. where can you buy the wax (in the dollar store?)

  4. cool

  5. I did this about 20 years ago in girl scouts. I am going to be doing it with a group home for young girls. We are using 1/2 gallon milk cartons and taper candles. What I don’t remember is how much wax to buy. We are doing 8 with half gallon cartons…can someone give me an idea as to how much wax is needed so the home can get some donations?

  6. My mother used to make these when I was young…

  7. cool

  8. When I mold my candles I use milk cantons and straight edge tin cans. I have a suggestion to insure that there will be enough wax around the wick. Why not use an old taper candle held in place down the center of the mold? It’s always worked for me and you can find countless “giveaways” on candles at garage sales…stock up!!
    I can’t wait to try your “Ice Candle”. : }

  9. Beutiful Idea. Can I make this with two diffent colour?


  11. it looks soooooooooooo elegant! luv it!:]

  12. I will surely try this candle.I like it.

  13. i loved it so much thanks 4 the idea please give me more ideas we can enjoy

  14. Very cool, the idea of a candle with holes is fun, I think I will try this!

  15. It’s really good, my friends love the site!


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