How To Make Candles With Kids
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Want to get started on your Christmas gift list? Need some new decorations for your coffee table? Not only are candles beautiful, they can be very practical as well. Every home should have candles available should power go out. You can save money on electricity by replacing lights with candle light as well. Take this opportunity to talk to your kids about being green
Time: 60 minutes, excluding waiting time.
Age: 5-10’s, Over 10’s, excluding preparation.
Order materials online or go to your local craft store. Candle making is becoming a lost art. The major craft stores in my area stopped carrying most of the supplies due to low demand, make sure to call ahead. Additionally, consider who you are making the candle for. If you have a family member that is sensitive to paraffin, you can use soy wax instead. Soy wax produces virtually no soot and is a greener alternative to paraffin wax. Unfortunately soy wax does cost a bit more than paraffin wax.
Things you will need:
Here are the steps that are best completed prior to including the kids, depending on age:
Prepare Wax Slab.
Melt the Wax.
Color the Wax.
Create Colored Blocks.
Include the Kids!
Fill Molds With Wax (add scent).
Remove Candles from Molds.
Candles are to be respected and can pose a fire danger. Be sure they are out of reach of small children when lit and that they are not left lit and unattended.
Check back soon for my next article titled “Advanced Candle Making with Kids”.
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