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Hand Rolled Beewax Candles

22 Aug
Yesterday we made hand rolled beewax candles.
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I ordered a kit from a candle making supplier, which included 14 coloured beewax sheets, wick and instructions.

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Look at the gorgeous colours!  Oh and the smell…they smell like honey.

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Before starting, I watched a video for inspiration.  It looked simple enough.

We just selected our wax sheet,

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 warmed it with a little heat from the dryer for just a few seconds

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cut a piece of wick to just a little longer than the sheet,

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firmly secured the wick in the wax,

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and began rolling.

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So simple and yet so pleasing.

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Then we tried our hand at two-toned candles.

We cut a wax sheet in half diagonally,

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secured the wick,

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and proceeded as before.

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Look at these lovely little two-toned candles!

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These would make lovely gifts, although I don’t think the boys are ready to give them away.

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I burned one of the candles I made.

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 It burned beautifully and it smelled even better, provided you like honey of course.

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Rolling our own beeswax candles was a great activity.

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4 Comments

Posted by on August 22, 2014 in Art and Craft

 

4 responses to “Hand Rolled Beewax Candles

  1. Sarah

    August 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Great idea to go with your bee theme Tracey.

     
    • Tracey

      August 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      That’s what I figured. A bit of fun to go with our learning.

       
  2. Petra

    August 22, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Apart from handbags, I love candles 🙂 I was so excited to see you doing this with the boys – the red and green could be Christmas candles 😉 I’m going to look for a kit to buy – thanks for sharing!

     
  3. Jen in Oz

    August 29, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I loved my kit as a kid. If you like you can also cut out shapes, warm them and gently press them onto the completed rolled candle.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW

     

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