Uncategorized May 23, 2020
Candle making for kids is not only educational, it is also fun and rewarding. There are many things that you can tell your children while they make a candle with you that will help expand their minds. Not only can you teach them a lot, it is also a fun hobby for them, however you have to make sure that you go over a few basic things, also, which types of candles are perfect for candle making for kids?
Step # 3. Now take the cotton wick and lay it flat across the beeswax sheet. Make sure that it is perfectly aligned at the edge of the sheet. You are also going to want to make sure that the wick is sticking past the sheet on both ends.
Prepare your molds! I know; big surprise. Rub a little vegetable oil on the inside of one of the bowls and on the outside of another. Melt some white wax to the proper temperature and pour it into the first bowl, then insert the second bowl until there is only a 1 inch gap between them, and let cool. After it has cooled, remove the inner bowl; this will leave you with a white shell.
Bayberry wax is derived from the surface wax of the bayberry fruit. It has a dark green color and also has its own natural pleasant fragrance. The problem with bayberry wax is it takes about 50 pounds of bayberry fruit to make a single pound of bayberry wax which makes this an expensive wax.
Tallow wax and beeswax have been used in Candle making team building for thousands of years. Tallow is derived from livestock fat like cattle and sheep. It has the drawback of having an unpleasant odor when it burns.
The next necessary supply you will need is wicks. There are many different types of wicks and as you progress, you will begin to favor one type of wick over another. There are pre-tabbed wicks and un-tabbed wicks. You may want to try each one to see which one works for you. There are also different thicknesses of wicks available and the size of the wick you will use will be determined by the size of the candle that you are making. You should read the label on the wick packet and it will tell you what size wick you should use. There are also different types of wicks for paraffin wax versus soy or all natural wax. All of these things factor into what type of wick you should use. Experiment with these to find which types works for you.
Now I do have to warn you. Soy candle making may be very addictive and many individuals will soon discover that after they begin it is very hard to stop especially after you make that perfect candle.