Making A Shaped Candle – A Kid Friendly Thing To Do Craft
I had intended on giving these out as gifts, but the kids beg to light one every night! We started out with at least a dozen, and we are now down to 3! So much for gifts!
With a little help from an adult, these are super fun and pretty simple to do! Here’s what you’ll need to make some fun shaped candles for yourself or for gifts!:
- Beeswax Sheets – I had some leftover from teaching a colonial unit. But, I remember ordering them online from a company in Canada!
- Cookie Cutters
- Wick – we used the type with a wire so we could stand the wick upright. I bought this at Michael’s Craft Store
- Wax Paper
Now, Let’s Get Started:
Great Classroom Party Craft – Easy to do, and kids love working with cookie cutter shapes – Adapt it for any Holiday – Just plan ahead and order the colored beeswax sheets, have a cookie cutter for each child!
- Give each child a piece of wax paper as a work mat – This way the candle won’t stick to your table
- Stack Beeswax sheets together, using at least 4 pieces.
- Use your cookie cutter as a guide to cut out a square for each cookie cutter. My kids picked out their cookie cutters in advance, and I customized squares to each cookie cutter.
- Then for each square/rectangle separate your Beeswax sheets down the center. You should have before you, 2 squares each with 2 sheets of beeswax.
- Cut your wick so the wick will run down the length of your square and have an inch sticking out of the top.
- Place the wick down the center of one stack of beeswax – I told the kids we were making a wick sandwich!
- Put the 2 halves of beeswax sheets together with the wick in the middle.
- Line up your cookie cutter, and push it down through the 4 sheets of beeswax
- You may need to trim some with scissors. Our cutters did not always cut through the entire shape.
- So many designs! So fun!
~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com – A site providing kid friendly recipes, crafts, birthday ideas, and fun ideas! Plus, fun things to do with kids in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts are reviewed including pictures for a better visual!