While melting and pouring wax is best left to adults, the creative fraction of a candle-making project is meant for kids. Christmas Carnivals Christmas Candle Jars enables your kiddo to choose the perfect crayon to tint the wax and decorate the glass holder with fancy beads.
You'll need: saucepan, canning jar lid rim, coffee can, paraffin wax,crayons, paint stirrer, candlesticks, glass jars, metal tongs, and plastic beads.ISet up a double boiler to melt the paraffin. Fill the bottom of the saucepan with water and drop in the jar lid rim. Pack chunks of paraffin into the coffee can, setting it on the jar rim so that it doesn't directly touch the bottom of the pot.
Melt the wax, adding more until the can is almost filled. To color the melted wax, add half of a peeled crayon in pieces and slowly mix with a paint stirrer. Let the paraffin cool. Cut the candlesticks shorter than the jar heights. Now, heat the jars by running warm water on the outsides.
With metal tongs, dip the bottom of each candlestick into the melted wax and stick it to the inner jar bottom. When the candlestick ends have hardened, pour wax into the jars enough to cover the candlestick tops but not the wicks.
Once the candles cool, kids can glue beads to the outside of the jar, in a border around the rim, or creating a multicolor pattern all the way around. Find all about Christmas Candle Jars at