Easy Homemade Craft Gifts for Kids

Beeswax Candles

Help your children make attractive beeswax candles that have the color and texture of honeycombs.

What You'll Need:

  • Sheets of beeswax (available at crafts stores)
  • Wicks (available at crafts stores)

How to Make Beeswax Candles:

Step 1: Purchase sheets of beeswax (which are usually made from molded paraffin) and candle wicks at a crafts store. A 4" x 6" sheet will make a small candle.

Step 2: Have your children measure out a length of wick a few inches longer than the width of the wax. Place the wick at one end of the wax. To hold the wick in place, roll the very end of the wax around the wick and press it tightly.

Step 3: Your kids can roll the rest of the sheet of beeswax around a wick. When completely rolled, press the outside edge against the candle to keep it from unrolling.

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