Yesterday we made hand rolled beewax candles.
I ordered a kit from a candle making supplier, which included 14 coloured beewax sheets, wick and instructions.
Look at the gorgeous colours! Oh and the smell…they smell like honey.
Before starting, I watched a video for inspiration. It looked simple enough.
We just selected our wax sheet,
warmed it with a little heat from the dryer for just a few seconds
cut a piece of wick to just a little longer than the sheet,
firmly secured the wick in the wax,
and began rolling.
So simple and yet so pleasing.
Then we tried our hand at two-toned candles.
We cut a wax sheet in half diagonally,
secured the wick,
and proceeded as before.
Look at these lovely little two-toned candles!
These would make lovely gifts, although I don’t think the boys are ready to give them away.
I burned one of the candles I made.
It burned beautifully and it smelled even better, provided you like honey of course.
Rolling our own beeswax candles was a great activity.