Bake yourself a DIY wax vase with 256 crayons
Peter Brown from the United States is an enthusiastic craftsman. He's spent his whole life experimenting with wood and other, primarily soft materials, in his workshop. This time he has decided to work with crayons and makes something amazing out of them.
He bought hundreds of crayons to make something really special.
First, you have to get rid of the wrappers. To remove them, he places the crayons in the freezer. This way the wax shrinks a little and the wrappers can be removed quite easily.
Then he sorts the crayons according to color and places them in a baking pan.
He puts them into the oven. The crayons melt at about 140°F and run together.
Once the mass has cooled down, he removes it from the baking pan. The crayons are now a nice, stable block. But what could you make out of it?
He hollows out the block and cuts it straight through.
Then Peter heats up one end a little bit and places the block on a turning lathe.
Then he takes a gauge and starts working on the edges so that it gets a nice round form.
Gradually you can see what Peter is making out of the crayons. He creates a graceful curve at the top end...
... and the bottom end gets sawed off. But the result is now clearly recognizable: a rainbow vase made of melted crayons!
The nice thing about this vase is that each time you make one it will be unique, based on the arrangement and color of the individual crayons.
Here you can watch the above steps to create this amazing project:
Although the vase is not made of ceramic or wood, it is still a masterpiece. If you have old crayons stored at home, you can make all kinds of cool stuff out of them as Peter has demonstrated. If you want to check out what else he has made, visit his Facebook page here.