Monday, August 16, 2010

Candle Crafting

For O's 4th birthday I bought her a wonderful beeswax candle craft kit from Magic Cabin. We decide that today was a great day to try our hand at candle making. The kit is designed for children 5+ but she had no problem doing this craft independently. This was an easy and highly gratifying craft. The children marveled out their handiwork and I enjoyed the simplicity of it all. The smell alone was worth it. We made both tapered and pillar candles and embellished them with designs cut with cookie cutters. We used our candles this evening and had ice cream sundaes by candlelight. We have many sheets of beeswax left and will definitely be making more candles in the near future...I'm thinking these would make excellent Christmas presents. The kit makes 12 pillar candles or 24 tapered candles, of course if you want to make smaller candles the numbers are flexible.