Monday, December 04, 2006

Making Candles

We bought a bunch of beeswax a while ago and have finally gotten around to making some candles with it.
This wax gets its nice brown colour from the buckwheat that the bees got their nectar from. It smells absolutely heavenly.

The kids helped me get the votive molds ready by sticking the pre-tabbed wicks down with a bit of Tacky Wax.

After pouring the melted wax into the molds, we used some chopsticks to hold the wicks in the middle until it hardened a bit.

When the wax cools, it shrinks, making it possible to tap the candles out of the molds.

Making candles this way is incredibly easy. The kids are going to give these ones to their various teachers as thank you gifts.

To read more about our attempts at candle making, click here.

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