This is by far the simplest way to make a candle from beeswax. There is no melting of wax, so even young children can safely join in the fun.
And you’ll only need three items to make your candle: 1. A sheet of beeswax, 2. A primed wick a little longer than the candle you are making, and 3. A sharp knife.
Your first step is to lay out the sheet of wax onto a surface that you can cut on. (A cutting board works great!)
Once you have your sheet all flattened out, measure your wick and cut it to the size you will need. You will want to leave an inch or so on either end.
Lay out your trimmed wick on the edge of the sheet and turn up about 1/8 of an inch of wax to cover the wick. (If you have trouble turning it up, try folding it over the edge of the cutting board.) Press both layers of wax together to create a sealed channel for your wick.
Now for the fun part! You simply roll up your candle. Go slow and gentle, and don’t press too hard or you’ll lose some of that great honeycomb accent look. As you roll, make sure that your edges stay even. If you are finding the sheet too stiff to roll easily, simply warm it with a blow dryer. Just remember, a little warmth goes a long way in making the wax more pliable.
Once your candle is all rolled up, gently press the last edge into the candle proper.
Now take a look at the candle you’ve just made. Which end looks the nicest? Make that end the top and trim the wick to about ½ inch. Trim the wick on the other end completely flat with the bottom of the candle.
That’s it. Your candle is ready to light and enjoy!
Want to make the process even more fun? Check out the great Beeswax Candle Making kits on Amazon!
Do You Make Candles?
Nope but I'd like too. Looks rather fun and I am sure my son would like to help me. I need to put this on the "to try" list. The Rolled Beeswax Candles are neat
My daughter in law was actually the Indiana HoneyBee Queen a few years back. I'm thinking one of these kits would make a great Christmas present. She's nuts about anything honey or bee related!
Beeswax smells so nice! They would be great to make.
It's a great non-messy craft for kids, and I really do love the resulting candles too.
I enjoy candles and can imagine this being a great activity to share with my kids.
It's a great way to let kids craft something to give as gifts--that people will actually want to receive! And a great way to spend quality time with the family.
We used to make candles and it is something we really need to get back into.
I love that sweet honey smell, too. It's not the over powering scent of most "scented" candles.
We made the rolled beeswax candles once as a kid. Love the smell!
It's been too long for me too. I really love the rolled candles. No chance of getting burnt and no mess either!