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
  • Scissors

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
  • Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids
  • 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.
  • Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids
  • 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!
  • Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids
  • Put the 2 halves of beeswax sheets together with the wick in the middle.
  • Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids
  • 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.
  • Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids    Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids
  • So many designs! So fun!
  • Candle Craft, Gifts kids can make, Making shaped candles, A fun thing to do with kids

~ 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!


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