In celebration of my new all-the-time link party, Kids Can Craft, here's a project idea that is easy & fun: Beeswax Candles.
Perfect for kids because it doesn't require many tools or make a mess (yay!) and all you need skillwise is a little creativity. You'll need beeswax sheets & some cotton cord for the wicks. The best source I found for this was Magic Cabin. They have kits that give you a variety of nice colors & plenty cord for a pretty good price.
Making them is simple. Just cut a sheet of wax to the desired height (on an angle for tapers), then cut a piece of cord that is about 2 inches longer and lay it over one side of the beeswax so there's a little tail sticking out of the top. Start rolling and then when it's all rolled, press the outer seam into the candle to keep it closed.
We used fondant & mini cookie cutters to make some decorative shapes to put on the candles
Just pressing the shapes on with warm hands makes them stick:
My little guy, who normally doesn't stick with crafts for too long was really into making these. He also insisted on wearing my prototype Darth Vader hat while he worked:
Here's how they look up close:
They make great decorations & gifts and smell sooooo nice. We made quite a few candles and still have plenty of beeswax to make a bunch more. Perfect for keeping kids busy & creative!
Got great project for kids? Link it up to the new Kids Can Craft Party - it's an ongoing party, so you can link up ideas anytime!
Sharing these creations with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so check them out HERE!