Making Rolled Beeswax Candles

Making Rolled Beeswax Candles 3

We continued to explore beeswax this week, by making rolled beeswax candles. To do this, simply wrap a sheet of honeycomb beeswax around a piece of wick that is long as the wax candle will be, plus 1/2” – 1”, which will be the beginning wick. As this was Dora’s first time working with this material, we did not try anything to complicated, like trying to make tapered candles. Just rolling the candles challenged her fine-motor skills and I had to reroll them some, as she rolled them so loosely, they would just shoot up in flames when lit. We did a bit of decorating, but it is harder to cut out the honeycomb sheets that the decorating wax. The honeycomb pieces tend to crack very easily and also don’t stick to each other as well as the decorating wax.

Making rolled Beeswax Candles 1

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Labels: Arts and Crafts, Beeswax
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff