Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Use the Christmasy cupcake papers and add an a acorn and some greenery to finish them off. The amount will vary with the size of the papers you use.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs coarse salt
  • 2 lbs bluestone
  • 12 ounce strontium nitrate (red)
  • 12 ounce calcium nitrate (yellow)
  • 12 ounce borax (green)
  • 12 ounce potassium chloride (purple)


  1. Mix all the above together.
  2. Ladle into paper cupcake containers.
  3. Pour thin layer of paraffin over to coat.
  4. Mix in some shavings from crayons if you like.
  5. When the wax has set, package them up in a basket and give them to someone with a fireplace.
  6. They make a pretty, colour full fire!

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