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Lesson Plans

cleaning candle wax off of my kiln

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Sat, 20 Feb 1999 08:52:15 EST

Wow, yesterday was my day from hell! My middle school kids were given a break
out day. Some went to a movie, skiing, cosmic bowling, and some took mini
craft classes in basket weaving, hemp necklaces, baking, building bird houses,
etc... The kids had a terrific day, but mine-awful. I taught candlemaking
and the molds we were given from a local candlemaking company all had leaks in
them. So now there is wax eveywhere. Luckily, I had many sweet coworkers
come in and help me scrape it up. However, one of the roasters was sitting
directly on top of my kiln, and now has wax all down the side and melted into
the dents and cracks-it's thirty years old and has seen better days-Anyway, if
I fire this thing am I going to start a fire on the outside of it with the
wax? Does anyone have any ideas for realistic molds? I have $50 worth of wax
and some leaky molds. Luckily I had some paper cups that we used instead, but
the shape isn't right...ideas?
Susan in Amana