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Jul
06

Candle Making for Kids


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Candle Making for KidsCandle Making for Kids

Arts and crafts are very important for a child to participate in. In the classrooms of today, there is a strong emphasis on the common cores of learning. Math, reading, writing, and science. Today, we will talk about candle making for kids.

However, the arts are just as important for a child’s growth as math can be. Learning about the world of creativity allows a child’s mind to develop in all kinds of directions. It’s never to early to start letting a child’s creative side take over. Simply holding a crayon, a paintbrush or a piece of chalk will start developing their motor skills. Their language will take shape as they learn words of description and colors. Decision making is also part of the creative process. “How do I want this to look?” “What color should the bird be?” Visual learning is very important because it gives the brain the freedom to explore, relax and not think of anything complex! Candle making for kids is a fun craft that lets kids explore texture, color, scents and all things creative!

Most kids love making and creating things for people they love. As a child, it was one of my favorite things to do. Nature’s Garden has some awesome recipes if you are looking for something different for the kids to explore. Creating candles with our Pillar of Bliss is a quick and simple craft for kids and parents. Not only is it safe, as there is no heating required, but you are able to let your creativity shine with designs, fragrances, and colors! If your child has ever made one of those “sand in jar” crafts, the technique is very similar.

 

Candle Making for Kids: Before You Get Started

Before you begin your creations, you will need to gather some supplies!

Candle Making for Kids: Pillar of Bliss

The type of wax that is best used in layering candles is our Pillar of Bliss. This wax is a soy/paraffin blend that is perfect for creating pillar candles or candles in molds. The wax hardens up beautifully and releases from the molds easily. It also makes wonderful layered candles! It lets you get creative without all the hassle of melting wax! Plus, it has amazing cold and hot throw!

Candle Making for Kids: Let’s Learn the Process!

Before we start on some of our favorite candle recipes, let’s talk about how the process of granulated candle making is done! As with any candle making prep, you will want to get your container ready by putting in your wicks. Which size wick do you use, you ask? Follow this link to find out the correct size! Now, simply add a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the candle wick tab and secure it to the bottom of your container, right in the middle. If the wick is to long, simply snip the excess off leaving at least 1 1/2 inch above your container.

Candle Making for Kids: Getting the Wax Ready

When it comes to layered candle making, fill each Ziploc bag with have their own color/fragrance mix. If you plan on making a lot of candles you can make your colored/scented layers in one pound batches. So let’s get your wax ready to color and scent. Using the gallon size Ziploc bags, you will weigh out your wax according to your recipe into the required number of bags. If your candle recipe calls for 6 layers, you will be using 6 bags and the wax will be divided and weighed out into each one.

Candle Making For Kids: Adding your Fragrances

As with any type of candle making, a general rule of thumb for adding fragrance oil to your wax is using 1 to 1 1/2 ounces per pound of wax. Therefore, each bag that holds 1 pound of wax will require 1 to 1 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil.

Candle Making for Kids: Adding the Color

Next, you will be adding color to each Ziploc bag. You will add the required number of drops according to your recipe, or simply add a small amount to achieve the color you wish.

Candle Making for Kids: Mixing it Up

Now that we have our wax, fragrance, and color added in, seal the bag tightly, and shake each bag, mixing the wax, fragrance and color up really well! Squeeze and squish it good! Get all that color worked in!

Candle Making for Kids: Adding the Wax to the Containers

Now that your wax is mixed up, you will start adding it to your container of choice. Simply open up your Ziploc bag a start pouring into your container. If you are layering colors, make sure you leave enough room! Always keep your wick straight when you are filling your containers. Continue adding the other colored wax layers the same way until your container is almost full.

Candle Making for Kids: Getting creative

Want to create a tie dye look? Take one of your wooden skewers and along the inside of your glass container and draw lines going down. Gently tap your container on the counter once you have drawn the lines and the colored wax from one layer will fall into these lines!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Bacon Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is incredibly simple and a good way to start kids out on the road to candle making. Bacon Candle recipe calls for Pillar of Bliss, our Spectrum Liquid Candle dye in shades of red, and of course our Bacon fragrance oil. Bacon fragrance oil? Yes, indeed! Smells just like bacon frying in a frying pan! Everything’s better with bacon, right? For this recipe, you will start off by separating the wax into 3 different Ziploc baggies, adding drops of colorant and then the Bacon fragrance. Next, your little candle maker will then massage the colors and scent it into the wax. Once that is done, simply pour the now scented/colored wax into your container, creating a layered look of bacon. This candle is perfect for younger kids to help create since there is no melting wax involved!

Candle Making for Kids Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Up next is a fun, fall recipe that requires a little bit of heat for melting. Even though this recipe is still quick and easy, some adult supervision is a requirement since some of the wax will be melted. The cute little leaves in our Autumn Leaves Potpourri recipe, are made with  Pillar of Bliss and colored with some pretty fall colors. We made these leaves with a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are durable, easy to clean up and are perfect for any candle or soap making! This particular mold is called dime sized Leaves candle and soap mold.  We scented this potpourri with our Autumn Woods fragrance oil. A lovely, fall woodsy scent of pine, citrus and cedar wood! We used 24 K Gold Mica to color the granulated part of the candle. These potpourris are so easy to make! They would make such pretty little gifts to give!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Here’s another easy recipe that the young ones can definitely help out with! This Green Camouflage Candle is made just like our Bacon Candle. You will color and scent the wax in a bag and then create layers of various greens and browns to look like the camouflage that our brave soldiers wear. The fragrance we chose for this recipe is our Fresh Outdoors. This fragrance is perfect for those that love a fresh, green fragrance! You will get floral notes of lily and jasmine, orange and ozone. Perfect for those that love the outdoors! Your kids will have fun creating camo layers so let their imagination take over!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Pink Camouflage Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe

Well, the boys got to make their own candle, now for the girls’ candle! Pink Camouflage Candle is made exactly like the Green Camouflage! We chose the fragrance oil NG Can Can Fragrance Oil for the ultimate girly girl, camouflage and all! This scent is floral with a touch of vanilla and musk! Your little girl will have a blast making her own candle in pretty shades of pink, red and burgundy.

Candle Making for Kids: Rainbow Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Rainbow Candle Recipe

This Rainbow Candle recipe would be fun to make when teaching kids the colors of the rainbow. This candle is truly simple to create and a definite must for the little ones to help make. Once the kids have finished squishing the color and fragrance into the wax using the Ziploc bag method, they can carefully pour their wax into the container to create a layered look of a rainbow. It couldn’t get any easier than that, right? We chose our fittingly Rainbow fragrance oil that smells like it’s just bursting with color! Yummy, sweet fruit of every kind hits your nose with one whiff!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

Here is another potpourri recipe made like the Autumn Leaves recipe. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri has pretty little blue snowflakes scattered throughout the glistening “snow”. Once again, we have used a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. This mold is the Mini Snowflakes candle and soap mold. We have added some Diamond Dust Mica to the granulated wax to make it shimmer and have scented the whole thing, the snowflakes and the snow, with our Jack Frost fragrance oil. The scent is a perfect wintry mix of peppermint and vanilla!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Hydrangea Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

What could be more perfect for spring or summer than our Hydrangea Candle Recipe? Hydrangeas are bushes that bloom beautiful hues of blues, purples and sometimes greens. We created the pattern to mimic the puffy blossoms of the hydrangea. The finishing touch is some cute little embed butterflies (because butterflies are attracted to hydrangeas). Of course, we scented this creation with our Hydrangea Heaven! This fragrance oil is a beautiful, soft floral scent that is perfect in candles and in soap making!

Candle Making for Kids: A Final Note

Making granulated candles are great for fundraisers! Use your school’s colors and get a copy of the mascot artwork. You can create a label with the mascot and school name then adhere to the front of your containers. If you have a special charity event that you are donating too, how about creating candles in the colors of the charity? Pink and white for Breast Cancer Awareness, purple for Cystic Fibrosis or red, white and blue for patriotism. There are so many options! You are only limited by your imagination!

We hope you enjoyed reading about all the fun candles kids can help create. Candle making in itself can seem daunting to anybody who has never made candles in their life. So, if you are a first timer, these recipes are perfect for you! Learning the steps, and the process of candle making is easy and these recipes can help you get started on a fun new hobby! Don’t forget the kids though! Helping kids develop through arts and crafts is an important part of growing and learning! We are sure they will enjoy making candles and memories just as much as you!

If you ever feel like showing off any of your creations you made using Nature’s Garden products, give us a shout out! We love to hear from our customers and you can do so through Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) You can also find a Show and Tell section of our web page! Fill out the information, upload a picture and we will display it for everybody to see! It’s a great way for some free advertising and to show off what you can do!

 

 

Jul
10

Candle Making Molds


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Candle Making MoldsCandle Making Molds

We at Natures Garden have been making candles for quite a long time. We know that there are tons of ways to make candles and have a ton of unique homemade candle ideas. While some Candle Making Molds are obvious choices, there are other mold options that you may not have realized you can use with wax. In this blog, we will discuss all kinds of different molds that you can use to make candles. Some of these molds are specifically for making types of candles, but you can use some types of soap molds, baking molds, and embed molds, too!

 

Candle Making Molds Round Pillar Candle MoldsCandle Making Molds Round Pillar Candle Molds

First, we have the Round Pillar Candle Mold from Natures Garden. This mold is perfect for your diy pillar candles. This mold will produce more traditionally shaped pillars, which is circular. Also, it is all in one piece and is seamless, which produces a better quality candle. Also, you can purchase one of two sizes for your homemade pillar candles, which are  3 x 4 1/2″ or 3 x 6 1/2″. Further, this pillar has a perfect mold release!

 

Candle Making Molds Round Pillar Candle Molds Recipe

We have used this mold to create the Ice Candle Recipe! This homemade candle recipe actually uses ice to create unique patterns in the candle wax. After the ice melts and dries, the candle is left with pockets where the ice used to be! Such a unique candle idea using our Ice Capade Fragrance Oil!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Fleur de LisCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Fleur de Lis

Also, embed molds can be used to make some fun candles. Simply create a few little wax embeds and add them to the tops or as embeds in your candle creations. This can add a unique touch to your candles that really makes them stand out. The Fleur de Lis Embed Mold is an elegant wax mold that would make embeds perfect for homemade candles and wax melts. Whether you can creating candles in jars or without containers, embeds are a perfect way to mix up your candle making.

Candle Making Molds Square Loaf- Mold Market MoldsCandle Making Molds Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds

If you would like to create a larger type of candle, then this may be a great mold for you! While this mold can be used to create amazing candles, the Votive Candle Wick Pin will be a must! This will create a place for your wick that is straight and perfectly centered. Further, this pin will be very important for candles that use molds rather than containers, for example, soap molds or votive molds.

 

 

Candle Making Molds Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds Recipe

One awesome idea for this soap mold is the Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe. You can use this mold to create an entire football field candle with an embed football right in the center! Plus, this candle has a topping that looks just like grass. This is the perfect football scented candle using two of Nature’s Garden Fragrance Oils, Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil, and Leather Jacket Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - LOVE HEARTSCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – LOVE HEARTS

Additionally, you can use the Love Hearts Embed Mold to create some cute embed hearts!  If your wax creations need a bit of love, then this is the perfect embed for you! These are perfect for Valentines Day candles or just making candles for someone you love. These wax embeds will melt and give off scent just like the rest of the candle, but they add a unique, creative touch to common candle recipes. So, start making fun candles with this embed mold!

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - LOVE HEARTS Candle First, you can use these wax embeds to create our Valentines Day Candle Recipe! This candle is perfect for showing those around you that they are loved. This scrumptious recipe uses our chocolate covered cherries fragrance and wax hearts to really tie this candle together. Plus, the whipped Joy wax topping and Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil go perfectly with the embed hearts mold!

 

Candle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- Heart CupcakesCandle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- Heart Cupcakes

Further, you can use silicone soap molds for candle making, which means that the Heart Cupcakes Silicone Soap Mold is perfect! This mold creates 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.25″ deep candles that don’t need a jar! These cute cupcakes are container free candles once they are all set up. However, you may want to place something underneath to catch wax when burning these candles. 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - LOVE HEARTS Cupcake

Also, our Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe uses both the embed hearts mold and the heart cupcakes mold! These creative, cupcake shaped candles have no container and are super cute. They have a heart shaped cupcake base, whipped wax fluff for icing, and a topping of sprinkles and cute heart embed.  Additionally, it uses Natures Garden’s Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil!

Candle Making Molds Plastic Tea Light Cups (100 Count)Candle Making Molds Plastic Tea Light Cups (100 Count)

Another fun idea for candle making is creating your own homemade tea lights! These can be used in tea light candle holders to create that soft glow that everyone loves! Plus, you can use our empty tea light cups to create your own candle recipes of various colors and scents. This means that you can use our clear plastic tea light cups to make tea lights that look pretty and smell fantastic!

 

Candle Making Molds Plastic Tea Light Cups (100 Count) Recipe

If you are looking for ideas on how to create tea light holders diy, then check out our Tea Light Luminaries Recipe! This craft uses candle wax and balloons to make tea light holders that are unique and awesome! We also included our NG Pineapple Orchid Fragrance Oil in these tea light candles to create strongly scented candles!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - ButterfliesCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Butterflies

Further, you can use the Butterflies Embed Mold to create your own candles! Of course, these cute little embed butterflies are perfect for adding a creative touch to candles! You can embed these wax butterflies into the candle itself or simply decorate the top to add some extra flair. These embeds take the candle slightly out of the container to make a bigger, bolder creation that is adorable and eye grabbing!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Butterflies Recipe

For example, our Hydrangea Candle Recipe perfectly incorporates these wax butterflies. The recipe was inspired by lovely hydrangea flowers, which are adored by these gorgeous creatures. So, it makes sense that this candle recipe would be scented with Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil and have butterflies all over it!

Candle Making Molds Stainless Votive MoldCandle Making Molds Stainless Votive Mold

Next, we have the Stainless Votive Mold for candle making. You can use this mold and the wick pin to make perfectly pristine votive candles every time! Plus, you have the added bonus of being able to make any shade of any color that you may need. So, making votive candles at home is perfect for matching the colors of any occasion. Further, you can make your votive candles in any scent, as well.

 

 

Candle Making Molds Stainless Votive Mold Recipe
One fun idea for your votive candles is the Chunky Votive Candle Recipe! This candle making idea is a simple way to create unique, votive candles. If you wanted, you could drop in multi colored chunks to create more of confetti candle. Honestly, the options are limitless!  We chose white and blue for our homemade votive candles to go with our Clean Crisp Air Fragrance Oil.

Candle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini MuffinsCandle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini Muffins

Further, you can use the 12 Mini Muffins Silicone Soap Mold to perfectly create wax tarts! This mold has twelve cavities that are each 1.75 x 1.75 x 1″. So, using this mold to create little wax tarts for warmers would work out very well. This would be great for creating plain wax melts, cupcake wax tarts, or even our own cheesecake wax melt recipe.

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Mini Muffins RecipeThe Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe is a perfect example of what this mold can be used to create! These homemade wax melts were formulated to look just like little pumpkin cheesecakes. Plus, they were even scented with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil!  Also, be sure to check out the delicious real mini pumpkin cheesecakes recipe that inspired these wax melts!

Candle Making Molds Octagonal Pillar Candle MoldsCandle Making Molds Octagonal Pillar Candle Molds

If you are looking for a more unique kind of pillar mold, then check out our Octagonal Pillar Candle Molds! This durable, metal mold has quite a few edges. Plus, the molds come in both of our typical sizes of 3 x 3 1/2″ and 3 x 6 1/2″. Also, this mold can be bathed in water or left to air dry for the cooling aspect. Plus, this mold has an easy release and is seamless to create perfect pillar candles.

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Easter EggsCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Easter Eggs

Also, we have even more fun candle embeds that look super cute in candles! These mini eggs are super little and could fit on top of or inside of basically any candle container. They are the perfect addition to cute Easter candles since coloring these wax embeds would make them look exactly like tiny Easter eggs!

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Easter Eggs Recipe

We have found that these cute eggs are perfect for topping candles while creating our Easter Basket Candle Recipe! Not only does this recipe use fun, spring colors, but the candle is topped with grass that has some little Easter eggs nestled inside. It is a perfect Easter craft using Natures Garden Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil!

Candle Making Molds Cupcake Cherry on Top- Mold Market MoldsCandle Making Molds Cupcake Cherry on Top- Mold Market Molds

This mold is typically for making soap, but it can be used to create some super fun candles! The bottom of this mold looks exactly like a real cupcake, so it is perfect for creating candles that are shaped like cupcakes. Further, this mold can be used simply to achieve a pretty, ridged appearance for the bottom of the candle.

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Cupcake Cherry on Top- Mold Market MoldsOne fun idea for this cupcake mold is our Santa Hat Candle Recipe! This candle would be great for Christmas, as it was made to look just like Santa Claus’s signature red hat! In addition, it uses our Santa Snacks Fragrance Oil. This recipe would be perfect for decorating your home or creating candles for Christmas gifts.

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Retro FlowersCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Retro Flowers

Additionally, we have more fun embed molds that you can use for candle making. This Retro Flowers Embed Mold is perfect for making wax embeds for the tops of homemade candles. You could create a grass frosting fluff with your wax and place the flowers facing up or you can just place them on the top of your candle. Regardless, this flower wax embed is great for adding a cute touch to your candles.

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Retro Flowers RecipeOur In the Garden Candle Recipe uses various and colors to create a realistic garden candle. The flowers are scented with the Jasmine Fragrance Oil, the grass layer is scented with Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance, and the soil layer is scented with our strong and true Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil. This scented candle is perfect for gardeners or those that love the natural scent of true, fresh potting soil!

Candle Making Molds Square Pillar Candle MoldsCandle Making Molds Square Pillar Candle Molds

Also, we have a third type of pillar candle making mold that you could try out. Again, this pillar mold can be found in two sizes, which are 3 x 3 x 3 1/2″ and 3 x 3 x 6 1/2″. Plus, these molds are just as durable and high quality as our other two kinds of pillar molds. They only difference is the shape. So, you will receive the same great quality of mold to create perfect pillar wax candles.

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Swirl WaffersCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Swirl Waffers

Another fun embed mold is the Swirl Wafers Embed Mold. These little embeds are just the right size for decorating candles! The swirls are cute and kind of look like candy! Thus, this wax embed would be perfect for creating candy themed candles.

 

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Swirl Wafers Recipe

One perfect example of how to use this embed mold for candles is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. Since peppermints and candy canes are both swirls with red and white, this swirled wax embed was a perfect choice for this peppermint candy candle! Of course, this candle is scented with, what else, Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil!

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Peanut Butter CupsCandle Making Molds Embed Mold – Peanut Butter Cups

Next, we have a second way to create fun wax tarts with embed molds! This mold can be used to make either peanut butter cups or mini cupcakes! Both can be scented perfectly with delicious fragrance oils and can be used in your wax warmer.

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Embed Mold - Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

One way we have used this mold is creating the Cupcake Wax Tarts Recipe which is scented with Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This is super easy, just flip over you peanut butter cups and add your wax frosting. Then, do some sprinkles and you are finished!

Candle Making Molds Stainless Tart Floater Candle MoldCandle Making Molds Stainless Tart Floater Candle Mold

Next, we have a metal candle mold that is pretty great! The Stainless Tart Floater Candle Mold is used to create candle tarts that are kind of flower shaped. These tarts can be used on a flat surface, but it is tons more fun to float them in some water as they are burning. Plus, these wax tarts look super cute when they are floating!

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Stainless Tart Floater Candle Mold Recipe

Another fun idea for this floating tarts mold is the Stacked Flower Tarts Recipe using Deb’s Flower Shoppe Fragrance Oil. This recipe takes several individual wax tart floaters and colors them each a different, lovely color. Then, all the tarts are stacked up and a single wick is threaded through. While floating the tarts is a super cute idea, stacking them has turned out to be a great idea, as well!

Candle Making Molds Cupcakes- Mold Market MoldsCandle Making Molds Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds

Also, we have another mold that you can use to create a cupcake shaped candle! The Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds is a really good size for a candle! Plus, the top is flat enough to get creative with the fluffy wax topping! This means that you can create some adorable, fluffy cupcakes!

 

 

 

Candle Making Molds Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds recipeNot only can this mold be used to create cupcake candles, but it made the Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe, too! This mold was used for making some candles that look just like blueberry muffins, complete with little embed blueberries that were made with the Mini Cherries/Berries Mold!  Finally, it wouldn’t be a blueberry muffin without our Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil!