Beeswax Candle Directions :: Harvest Time Week 10

Learn how to make your own rolled beeswax candles by following our Beeswax Candle Directions. Beeswax sheets or beeswax candle making kits can be purchased at many natural crafting shops or online.
Beeswax Candle Directions

Our Harvest Time Week 10 activity to go along with The Ox Cart Man was making Rolled Beeswax Candles. The last time we completed this project we used the natural colored beeswax but this time we spiced things up a bit with the multi-colored package of beeswax from A Toy Garden.

 

Beeswax Candle Directions

To start with I set the stack of beeswax sheets near the stove while I made lunch to warm it up a bit. You want the wax to be warm enough to bend freely, but not melt. If the wax is too cold it will crack while you are working with it.

 

Each of us chose one colorful full sheet to use as our candle base.

 

I then used kitchen shears to cut some strips out of the other colors.

 

We tightly rolled the base sheet of beeswax around a wick. I did help each of the kid get their candle started rolling around the wick but even Pixie was able to take it from there.

 

We then added some of the colorful strip to decorate our candles. You could even make more elaborate shapes if you would like.

 

I trimmed the wicks and put our candles into our paint jars (I need to get/make candle sticks with wider bases). We now have some very festive candles to use this holiday season!

 

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Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art

5 Comments

  1. These are so darn cute. I know the kids will love doing these.

  2. I’ve seen the rolled candles in stores and they looked so easy to make. Now I know they are. I wasn’t sure where to buy the beeswax sheets from. Now I know that too. Thank you gals for all your great ideas. I’m new to all these blogs and you can bet my grandchildren are delighted I found you.

  3. I just got an email from Magic Cabin this morning with their kit for $15.96 I believe . . . I might look into doing this for a fun X-mas project!

  4. we love the ox cart man! a great book, indeed. we rolled candles in our class last year. i had matt cut some branches and make a hole (don’t know the technical term here) in each slice to hold the candles. LOVE the colored versions we will have to branch out this year, too. 😉

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