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Beeswax candles

Winter school holidays are without doubt more difficult than the summer holidays. It has been cold and wet so we've had to come up with some extra indoor activities. Also the two boys and I have been terribly ill with a virus that we don't want to pass onto anyone else ruling out any play dates.  

Today we made our own beeswax candles. The beeswax smells so delicious. We have done this many times before but recently I found this coloured wax making this time extra fun. In my opinion beeswax candles are the best candles to use around children. The smell is totally natural. Because of this natural smell they are perfect to use at meal time too. Of course when burning be careful in handling/placement/supervision around children.

I don't know if it is all children or just Caspar but he really loves rolling things, making this an activity that he really enjoys. Also what nice gifts these candles would make.  


Quality wicks are essential and the wax needs to be wound tightly. I start Caspar's candles for him and will need to seal the ends and in some cases cut the bases so they sit flat.


These colours are just delightful. I enjoy activities like this as the results are fast and the end product useful. I think we will be making more tomorrow.


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