Once the winter weather returns to Speculator, we can expect lots of snow – and the occasional snow day! If you’re looking for an easy craft that gets the kids outside, why not try snow candles. Adults will need to supervise with the stove and melted wax to keep little fingers safe!
How to Make Snow Candles
You will need:
- Popsicle sticks
- Candle wick
- Mason jars
- Small cylindrical object, such as a juice glass or small can
- Melt the beeswax by placing beeswax in a Mason jar and placing the jar in a pot of simmering water.
- While the beeswax is melting, cut wicks into desired lengths. Once the beeswax is melted, dip wick into the wax and straighten. Wrap one end of the wick around the center of the popsicle stick.
- Next, go outside with melted wax and prepared wicks. Create a hole in the snow using the cylindrical object. Remove the object from the snow. Place the wick over the hole, with the popsicle stick supporting the wick over the hole.
- Slowly pour the melted wax into the hole in the snow, and wait for the wax to set, about 5-10 minutes. Carefully pull set candle from the snow.
Place candles on a heat-resistant surface before lighting. You may need to slice a bit of the bottom off the candle with a hot knife so it will sit flat on the surface.
Visit the Speculator Dept. Store for Snow Day Games
At the Speculator Dept. Store, we carry a wide variety of children’s indoor and outdoor toys, as well as board games and books. You’ll be prepared to keep the kids occupied and help make their snow day fun and memorable. Just stop by and see what we have in store for you!