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Eileen's Original Lessons:
Kwanza Rolled Beeswax Sheet Candles

LEVEL: Preschool to Adult

There are many special customs and prayers to make this a special time.

See My Parent/Teacher Resource page for more information on this Special Black holiday and the very special event where I taught these crafts.


for information on where to buy the wax and great lessons on candle making.

See my Candle Page for general candle information.

Eileen's Kwanza Rolled Beeswax Sheet Candles

Kwanza candles come in all sizes.

The are made in Red, Green and Black.

General Directions:

  • Use 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 fast.)
  • I used a safety metal cutter for cutting cane/polymer clay slices. Safe around children

  • Style #1 Green, Red and Black Kwanza Candles Tapers 8"

    Materials for one :

  • 1 8 1/2" Thin (small bleached) wicks
  • 1 right triangle sheets of wax made from 1/4 sheets. Total for one candle = 1/4 sheet.
  • Sheet of Wax paper or parchment paper to work on.
  • Computer label to write children's name on

  • Directions:
  • 1 Place sheet long wise.
  • 2 Cut into two 8" squares.
  • 3 Cut each square diagonally. (now you have 4 right triangles.)
  • 4 Take 1 triangle (place like a right triangle)

  • 5 place one wick on to the bottom edge of the triangle. Press gently. A small amount should be left over the edge.
  • 6 Roll and gently press down JUST covering the wick. (about 1/4")
  • 7 Keep rolling and gently pressing VERY little at a time.
  • 8 Gently press and roll out any air pockets.
  • 9 Write child's name on label and place on finished candle.
  • Repeat for other colors.

  • Style #2 Small Candles 4"

    Make in Black, Green or Red.

    Material needed for one:

  • 1 1/16 size rectangle of wax. 4" by 2"
    (The rest of materials are the same as above.)
  • Directions:

  • 1 Lay each sheet down lengthwise.
  • 2 Cut sheet in middle.
  • 3 Cut half in half again.
  • 4 Cut each 1/4 into 4" by 2" pieces. (you now have 16 rectangles)
  • See directions above from step 5 on.

  • World Wide Web Kwanza Resources

    For General Kwanza crafts and games see:

  • - Kwanza pages.

  • The Idea Box - Kwanza pages.

  • Not Just for Kids' Kwanza sites.

  •'s Kwanza pages
    Pre-school activities, crafts and lessons. Huge resources! Many subjects and holidays including Kwanza.

  • Hershey Chocolate Company's Holiday recipes for Kwanzaa

  • Preschool Education's Kwanza Crafts Has Kwanzaa Mat, Unity cup, Necklace, Kinara and Kwanzaa Flag

  • Kwanza books, music etc sold at

    If you click on these links and order Eileen earns some free books to help her make more free lessons.

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    Use at home or in the classroom permitted as long as copyright is acknowledged.

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