Cookie Cutter Snowman -Beeswax Sheets

by Angela R. on January 26, 2011

Make Cookie Cutter Beeswax Candles

From Beeswax Sheets

When it’s too cold outside to play we look for natural craft project ideas to keep our spirits up.  So today we figured out how to make cookie cutter beeswax candles and are they cute!

Baby it’s cold outside seems to be the mantra around our house lately.  The kids get all bundled up and seem to tolerate the freezing temps, cold winds, and slick snow covered ground, but only for a few minutes.  On a recent snow day we wanted to make a snowman outside, but it was just too cold and the snow wouldn’t cooperate.  So I had a bright idea to make a snow family inside!

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Making Cookie Cutter Beeswax Candles

First we dug through our cookie cutters and found the ones we liked.  We picked out snowmen, trees, stars and a heart.  Here are the other things you’ll need to do this project, beeswax sheets, wick, scissors and a hair dryer.
With a little trial and error we figured we figured out a kid friendly way to make super cute candles.
 
First we picked out the a cookie cutter and the colors we wanted to use.  Liam (4) thought that a light blue & white snowman would be excellent.   And I agreed.
We found that using three beeswax sheets at a time was most efficient.  4 beeswax sheets proved too much for our cutters to cleanly get through.  Simply use your hair dryer to heat the wax a bit and they layer one sheet on top of the next.  Doing this will help ensure that the wax stays put when cutting out your desired design.
 The best way to ensure a “clean” cut is to warm up the 3 sheets of wax and cookie cutter with hair dryer.  Bee sure to use care when using metal cutters…they get HOT!  Position your cutter on your wax an press.  Flip the wax over to make sure it cut all the way through.  If it did AWESOME!  If not, use your finger along the edge of the cutter to help get a clean edge.  Feel free to heat the wax up a touch to do this.

Just look at this happy camper.    >>>Yah, It worked!<<<
The next step is to take two cutouts (3 layers of beeswax sheets each), trim a wick the length of the snowman and place in the center.  Heat up the wax one more time and stick the two cut layers together.
We wanted to give our snow people a happy face.  So we used scrap wax for our “corn cob hat and a button nose, with two eyes made out of coal”.    Yeah, I said it.
Little Claire got in on the action too.  This is a fairly easy and fun natural craft for the whole family.
 
We are ready for Valentine’s Day.
 
Saving this one for our March birthdays.

Evergreens, why not?
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Nicole January 27, 2011 at 2:01 am

Super cute (the candles and the little ones, that is!)

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Doll August 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Articles like this are an eaxmple of quick, helpful answers.

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