Craft Your Own Advent Candles The Easy Way (DIY Advent Candle Kit)

It’s that time of year! The time of year when what you desperately need are pink and purple candles, but the stores are selling pretty much only red, green, gold, and harvest colors. Great joy. If only you had thought to buy pink and purple candles last Spring… but then again, you think that every year, don’t you? Or is it just me? Well this year I am going to show you yet another option for making your own Advent candles with your kids! I love doing DIY Advent candles and getting the kids involved. This is by far the easiest and fastest way we have ever crafted our own candles! You can check out my other ideas on my Advent wreath resource page

diy advent candle craft

Well this year we skipped our annual candle-hunt by crafting our own candles using this Advent candle kit. Everything we needed was included!

advent candle kit from illuminated ink

This kit also explained the symbolism of beeswax, how to make an Advent wreath, and it came with an Advent wreath blessing and daily devotionals. I was really surprised how all-inclusive the box was!

craft your own advent candles

Making the candles was super easy. It didn’t involve melting, it didn’t involve dipping, and it didn’t even involve painting. Once you get the ball wick rolling, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

how to roll your own advent candles

As we were making these candles, I felt like we were on a roll! We just rolled up our sleeves and got to work! It was so easy, it was like rolling a snowball downhill. (Man, I am on a roll with these puns! They just keep rolling off my tongue!) Ok, the word roll has officially lost all meaning.

rolled up beeswax candles for advent

All puns aside, these candles took us less than 10 minutes to make, and the kids were really excited to be a part of it. This has got to be one of the easiest-to-complete crafts ever!

It says on the box that it’s for ages 6 and up. At first, I thought this was an over-estimation, but now that we’ve done it, I’d say that it’s spot on. It’s a little bit tricky to get the wax started around the wick, and you have to pay attention to roll it straight and tight. Julian (age 6) did a great job, but I was glad Violet (age 4) was napping while we did this.

ages 6 and up for advent candle craft

I love that these are real bee’s wax! My dad used to raise bees when I was a kid, so the wax is extremely nostalgic to me. I love the smell and the texture. Bee’s wax does stick to pretty much everything, so plan accordingly.

I had to pinch the bottom of the candles a little bit to get them to fit into my Advent wreath (a standard sized taper candle holder) but it was easy to do and it’s a very snug fit! No worrying about them tipping over at all. I’m very happy with how they fit in.

make your own advent candles- catholic craft

Go ahead and get this this Advent Candle Kit today to make with your kids! I think you’ll enjoy it!

advent wreat with homemade candles

 

You can find all of my Advent wreath resources for families here 🙂
 
 

The Advent Christmas Planner- available from Catholic Icing

I received this candle kit for free from Holy Heroes. The links in this post are affiliate links, which help support the costs of running this site. All opinions in this post are my own. 

Comments

  1. Lacy, this is a great idea on how to use beeswax! Isn’t it fun? I was surprised how easy it is to work with…the possibilities are endless with what you can make. We made beeswax candles earlier this year to celebrate Candlemas – it was a wonderful event, and our priest then blessed all the candles for use throughout the year! http://enterundermyroof.blogspot.com/2014/01/activity-making-beeswax-candles-for.html

  2. Love your advent wreath. Where did you get it? Thanks 🙂

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