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Learn to Make Beeswax Candles


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Making beeswax candles are a simple and inexpensive way to introduce yourself and/or your children to candlemaking. All you need is a sheet of beeswax and a wick. No heat required! Beeswax sheets are inxpensive, they come in a variety of colors and have a pleasant, natural scent.

Candle Making Tools

• Scissors

Candle Making Supplies

• 1 sheet of beeswax
• 1 cotton wick at least 1/2" longer than the beeswax sheet

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First Aid



Fold one sheet of the beeswax in half and press along the fold with your hands to flatten it. This makes the edge easier to follow when you are cutting it. Using scissors, cut the sheet of beeswax in half. Make beeswax candles  step 1
Lay one of the cut pieces of the beeswax sheet on your clean work surface. Lay the piece of wick on the edge of the piece of beeswax directly in front of you. At least a half an inch of the piece of wick should extend past each side of the piece of beeswax. Make beeswax candles  step 2
Slowly and carefully start to roll the edge of the piece of beeswax closest to you over the wick. Make beeswax candles  step 3
Tuck the edge of the piece of beeswax in around the wick. You want to seal it in so you when you continue rolling your candle it will roll up neatly and evenly. Make beeswax candles  step 4
Roll up your candle slowly and carefully with your fingers pushing the beeswax with both hands exerting even pressure at the same time. While you are rolling keep and eye your edges to make sure you are rolling straight so your candle will be straight. You want to roll a nice straight, tight candle so it will look nice and burn well. Make beeswax candles  step 5
Continue rolling at the same pace you have been until you are about two inches from the end then slow down. You want to make sure the end of your candle is rolled as tight as you did the beginning and that the edges are still straight while you are rolling up the last of your candle. Make beeswax candles  step 6
When you have the end of the piece of beeswax rolled up around to finish off your candle you need to seal the edge to the roll so it won't come undone. Once again you can use your body heat to warm up the wax so you can do this. Starting in the middle of the roll of beeswax, press your fingers gently along the edge of the piece of beeswax. You only need to do this lightly and briefly. You don't want to push down on the edge too hard or you will crush you candle. You are only trying to adhere the edge to the rest of the candle. Continue this until the entire edge is molded to the body of the candle. Make beeswax candles  step 7
Trim the wick at one end of the beeswax candle so it is flush with the base of the candle. Trim the wick at the other end of the candle to 1/4" long. Make beeswax candles  step 8
 

 

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