04 May, 2015

DIY//Crayon Lipstick

Crayons? Into lipstick? YES, it's possible and so affordable!
  • One whole crayon—preferably Crayola. I tried this with a cheap crayon from a restaurant and the result was too waxy. In this tutorial, I’m using crayons from a 64-crayon box of Crayola crayons, and let me tell you, opening that new box and inhaling was like being back at the first day of kindergarten.
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil. (You can get coconut oil at the grocery store. It usually comes in a jar or a plastic tub and is solid and opaque white at room temperature.)
  • ¼ teaspoon olive oil or other vegetable oil.
  • Paper towels.
  • A small glass bowl or a jelly jar that has an opening big enough to put your hand into.
  • A cutting board covered with a paper towel.
  • A butter knife.
  • A pot to boil water in.
  • A tool for stirring: a chopstick works well. Just make sure it’s not made of plastic or any other material that will melt in boiling water.
  • A mold of some kind for your lipstick. 

1. Choose a color for your lipstick. The darker and/or more vibrant the crayon color, the better the results.
2. Peel the paper label off. It will come off really easily if you run it under warm water for a few seconds first.
3. Fill your pot with, four inches of water and turn the heat on high to get the water boiling, then reduce the heat to low to medium, so that the water keeps boiling but isn’t spurting all over the place.
4. Put ½ teaspoon coconut oil and ¼ olive or vegetable oil in your glass jar.
5. Make sure your cutting board is completely covered by the paper towel so you don’t get crayon all over the board. Carefully, slowly (so chunks don’t fly everywhere) cut your crayon into small pieces with your butter knife. (The crayon needs to be in smaller pieces so it melts faster.)
6. Put the crayon pieces into your small glass jar along with the coconut oil and olive/vegetable oil.
7. Set your glass jar carefully down into the pot of boiling water. 
8. Get your mold out and ready—have it nearby.
9. Use the chopstick (or whatever) to stir the crayon pieces and oils together, and watch as the crayon chunks get smaller and smaller…
10. Keep stirring until the crayon is all melted and smooth.
11. Turn off the stove. Then get an oven mitt and CAREFULLY CAREFULLY OWIE HOT BE CAREFUL pull your glass jar with the molten crayon mixture out of the pot. Grab your mold and carefully, steadily pour the molten crayon into the mold. MOLTEN LIKE HOT LAVA CAUTION CAUTION
12. Moving slowly, transfer your mold full of hot wax to the refrigerator, where it’ll need 15–20 minutes to set before you can use it.

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