The kids and I made homemade beeswax candles as gifts for Christmas. The process was so easy and fun that I think I will probably never buy another candle from a store again!
We had never made candles before, but a reader on Facebook recommended a tutorial she had read by A Beautiful Mess, and we went for it.
We had LOTS of 4 and 8 oz. glass canning jars leftover from our baby-food-making days…
…and they were PERFECT for these candles.
We purchased our beeswax from the same Etsy store listed in the tutorial and we couldn’t have been happier! I’ve been told the price is better than what can be found at craft stores, and though I had never worked with beeswax before, I thought the quality was excellent. It arrived quickly, too!
A Beautiful Mess does a fabulous job of explaining all the steps of the project, so I’m not going to say any more about the process, but I do want to share the photos I was able to capture as it was such a beautiful experience for us.
The kids (ages 3 and 4) weren’t able to do very much hands-on helping since the beeswax gets quite hot, but they were still very much a part of the candle making process, watching every step!!
I love how the quilted sides of the glass add to the natural bee theme of the candle. And we even had one that ended up with an actual bee part visible inside. That made for some interesting, scientific, preschool discussion!
In all, we were able to make 22 – 4 oz. candles and 3 – 8 oz. candles with our 5 lbs. of beeswax.
The kids have especially enjoyed lighting some of the candles we made for ourselves during our family dinners.
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