Colorful Candles


NOTE: This is a project for older children only (or adults, if they are mature enough and don’t whine a lot).

You Will Need:

  • Holidays one box of white Chanukah candles
  • several boxes of different-colored Chanukah candles
  • deep throwaway tins
  • wax paper
  • toothpicks (optional)
  • a great deal of patience

Begin by melting several different colors of candles. The best way to do this is to place a bunch of blue or red, for example, candles in a throwaway tin immersed in boiling water. It can take awhile for the wax to melt. When at last it’s done, dip bottoms of white candles in the melted wax to create a beautiful work of art. The more you dip the candle, the darker the color. When you’re done, place on wax paper to dry. You can add several colors to each candle, providing the most-recently dipped color has completely dried. When you’re done, and before the last wax hardens completely, you can use a toothpick to carve a design into your new candle for the menorah.

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