about 24" of candle wick
WARNING: Paraffin wax catches fire easily if it gets too hot. Drips of
hot wax can cause burns on your skin.
Fill the saucepan with about 2" water and heat it over low heat on the stove. Put the
paraffin block into the can, and place the can in the water. The paraffin will melt
slowly. Add another block of paraffin if you are making a very big candle.
When the wax is melted, lower the wick down into the liquid wax. Then slowly lift it out
and hold it until the wax begins to cool and get solid. Then, lower the wick again, so
more wax will coat it. Lift it up, and let it cool a little. Repeat this process,
over and over, until the candle is the size you want. Then hang it by the wick end to
cool. Trim the extra wick when it is cooled.