ROLLED TAPER CANDLES
BEESWAX AND PARAFIN
For Chanukah, Shabbat or Everyday Dining
Chanukah Rolled Beeswax Sheet Candles
LEVEL: Preschool to Adult
There are many special customs and
prayers to make this a special time.
Parent/Teacher Resource page for more information on this special Jewish holiday
and the very special
event where I taught these crafts.
information on where to buy the wax and lots of lessons on candlemaking.
See my Candle
Page for general candle information.
Chanukah candles come in all
sizes to fit into many different Candle Holders. (called Menorrahs or Chanukias)
They can be any color.
Chanukah Rolled Beeswax Sheet Candles General
thin wicks, not wire wicks, as it will cause the wax to burn too hot.Tightly
but gently roll all candles. (Air/bubbles will also cause them to burn too
I used a safety metal cutter for cutting cane/polymer clay slices. Safe
Style #1 Chanukah Candles Tapers 8"
Materials for one :
8 1/2" Thin (small bleached) wicks
1 right triangle sheet of wax made from 1/8th of a
Sheet of Wax paper or parchment paper to work on.
Computer label to write children's name on
Place sheet long wise.
Cut into two 8" squares.
Cut each square diagonally. (now you have 4 right triangles.)
Cut each triangle in half = 8 candles from one sheet.
Take 1 triangle (place like a right triangle)
place one wick on to the bottom edge of the triangle. Press gently. A small
amount should be left over the edge.
Roll and gently press down JUST covering the wick. (about 1/4")
Keep rolling and gently pressing VERY little at a time.
Gently press and roll out any air pockets.
1 Write child's name on label and place on finished candle.
Repeat for other colors or candles.
Style #2 Small Candles 4"
Material needed for one:
1/16 size rectangle of wax. 4" by 2"
The rest of materials are the same as above.
Lay each sheet down lengthwise.
Cut sheet in middle.
Cut half in half again.
Cut each 1/4 into 4" by 2" pieces. (you now have 16 rectangles)
See directions above from step 5 on.
Parafin Sheets Rolled
Tapers For Shabbat
Thanks to Jill W. for her help
designing these candles.
These are rolled like the beeswax sheets. But at the
end you take your finger and gently roll the edges over to give them a ruffeled
look. Also pictured is a round large taper candle that is cut from a rectangular
sheet and rolled smooth.
See Eileen's Chanukah Table
Candles- Layered Beeswax Candles Using a Cookie Cutter I made the craft for
Shalom Boston's Chanukah pages.
Check out my Candle Page for more
information on making candles.
For more Rolling and braiding of candles see see my Havdallah Braided and rolled candles.
Also check genwax.com. for information on where to buy
sheets large and small quantities and great candle making lessons.
About.com - Candles and Judaism
Prayers and candle lighting times.
Jewish Nature Center.org's Shabbat candles
Jewish Nature Center.org's Shabbat candles 2 for Shabbat candles
made in sand.
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