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Snowball Truffles
Hanging Santa
Pipe Cleaners, Colds and Christmas
Bath Bombs
The Fun of Christmas Decorations
Old-fashioned Crêpe Paper Chains
Secret Gilded Walnuts
Beaded Icicles
Feather Angels
Christmas Bunch of Baubles
Crackers and Pullers
All Presents and Correct
Shrinkie Key Rings
Funky Bookmarks
Christmas Pud Truffles
Herb Jelly
Crunchy Sugar Mice
Old-fashioned Peppermint Creams
Christmas Star Biscuits
Chocolate-dipped Orange Peel
Cherry Shortbread Mice
Candy Striped Pencils
Decorated Wax Candles
Honeycomb Rolled Candles
Christmas Wreath
Kissing Bough
Glass Tree Biscuits

Decorated Wax Candles

These decorated candles are really easy for young children to make and make good Christmas gifts for teachers or relatives.

You’ll need:
Candles of your choice – plain white household candles will do
Decorating wax sheets – try craft shops or Myriad
Small cutters, moons, stars, etc

Work in a warm room, and if the wax is too cold to work, warm near a radiator or with a hair-dryer.
Using the cutters, cut out a variety of shapes – stars, moons, etc. (If the wax sticks to the cutter, gently poke out the shape with a pencil.) Press the warm shapes on to the candle. And that is it.
Alternatively, children can create their own scenes and pictures by moulding little pieces of wax in their hands then pressing them on to the candle.

Our Honeycomb Rolled Candles and Shrinkie Key Rings make good gifts too.