Cookie Cutter Candles! Candle ends Crayons (optional) Small saucepan Small glass or metal bowl or clean tin can Parchment paper Cookie cutters Sheet pan Candlewicks Start by simmering water in a small saucepan. Place a heat-safe metal or glass bowl, or tin can, filled with candle ends, in the saucepan, creating a homemade double boiler. You can add a bit of color to the candles by dropping bits of crayons in with the candle ends. Once the wax is around 100˚F, you're ready to start pouring.