Candle making may be used as source of income but it can also be educational for children. It is a great method of teaching children how to create art, but only in the form of candles. Candles are made of wax and as you may have already known, wax can be molded in various ways. Candle making is definitely a great way of letting your children expand their creative minds. But candle making isn’t just educational; it can also be entertaining and rewarding at the same time for the children. Making candles is not that easy for young kids so it will be very fulfilling for them to complete one. However, you need to make sure that your kids have a safe environment of making the candles. Not all candles are meant for kids so you should also know the basics of candle making.
You first need to know which types of candles are most suited for kids. There are only a few types of candles and the best one for kids is the beeswax rolled candle. Children should not deal with melting max as it could be very dangerous for them. This type of candle can be made without the need for melting or heating wax. The materials you will need for this project are strings and flat sheets of beeswax. A candle made of this wax is simple to do. Teach your kids to take a flat sheet of beeswax and lay it on a flat surface. Roll the sheep up and let them take the time to keep everything straightened up.
This candle making is very easy yet fun to do for the kids. It is very safe so minimal supervision is required. Beeswax comes in different shades so the children can use various colors in a single candle. They can be creative anyway they want. As much as possible, do not get involved with the candle making process. You may teach them how to make one and then let them handle the rest. Nonetheless, you will still have to supervise them because consuming beeswax can be toxic. The best part of this is the adults can have fun with it too.
While your kids are making the candles, interact with them so that you will know what they are thinking. You will be able to know their innovative ideas once you start talking to them. If possible, take the time to teach them about the history of candle making and how candles were very useful during at night. Always make sure to encourage them to do the right thing and make them very proud of all their creations.
Another important aspect of candle making is teaching your children about the importance of art in the world. Art can be found everywhere so it should always be appreciated. Once the children understand the importance of art, they will be able to appreciate even the simplest things in life. Every piece of art should not just be treated as a toy but also with respect.