A few months back, my girls and I were thrilled to read “Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles” by Amber Ek in Taproot Issue 7 :: Gather. The notion of making our very own candles seemed like such fun! The article drummed up memories from my past when I use to make my own hand-dipped candles in middle school while working as a volunteer at Midway Village, an amazing museum with a Victorian village. I remember the experience with such fondness and I wanted my girls to indulge in the experience as well.
So, last Tuesday we ventured to the stove, and with a whole lot of adult supervision, we crafted four pillar candles that later lit our Thanksgiving table. We had such fun that I’m sure candle-making will become an annual crafting experience in our home.