How to Make Beeswax Candles

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If you are wondering how to make beeswax candles, here is a step-by-step tutorial. All you need is some beeswax, candle wick, and ribbons or embellishments. We got ours in a kit, but you can buy them separately if you want. Beeswax candles are super easy to make, as far as gifts for people that your children can make.

The sheets of beeswax look like this:

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Cut the wick to the right size, lay it down, and roll up the sheet. You’re done!

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Here is a 6-year-old, rolling the candle. See how easy it is?

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You can make the candle as short or as long as you want.

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If you want it to look like a square, press it against the table on 4 sides.

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You can cut the wax with scissors or just fold it, and it will break on the fold.

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You can make a stack of squares.

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Then put the wick into the middle, and mash it down. Okay, maybe this candle looks a bit weird.  Let’s move on.

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If you have a triangle of beeswax, you will get a tapered look when you roll it.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make beeswax candles. See how easy they are to make? Even your toddler can do it!

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4 Responses to “How to Make Beeswax Candles”

  1. Those are lovely! We have a beekeeping store up in Sacramento, and we made candles like these once when my kids were much younger. I bet it would be a lot of fun to do it again. I’ll have to stop in next time we’re up there.

  2. Lauren says:

    Susan, where do you find sheets of beeswax?

    We are studying bees right now, so this would be the perfect activity!!

    Thanks!
    Lauren

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