Friday, 19 December 2008


This week was the final meet up of our local home school group for the year, and we had a candle-making workshop.

There's a couple who set up a candle-making stand at the markets, and we thought it would be a nice idea to get them to come to do candle-making at the homeschool group. It turned out that the couple are the caretakers who live at the hall where we have our meet ups!

So they set up their tables and wax pots, and we had a huge turn out of families arriving from all over the shire and beyond to make candles.

The process was making tapers by dipping a wick successively in different coloured pots of melted wax.

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Then once the taper is big enough (or in most cases, too big), the people who ran the workshop would slice and shape them into amazing designs.

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It was a load of fun - I even made two of my own.

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Purple joked that we should make 44, as Hannukah is coming up next week!

Here's Littletree with her finished creation:

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  1. I love that she made it in a rainbow!

  2. Wow Littletree, that is one amazing candle! Just beautiful!

  3. I love those...I think my kids made some at the Channon markets one day. They didn't get lit for years they were too special!

  4. Gorgeous! I've tried dipping candles before, but each one ended up looking like a penis. LOL!

  5. What a fantastic day. Everyone looks like they're having a blast.


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