Posted by Melissa on 3/22/2013
Children love to make things with their hands. Parents and teachers know that busy hands are happy hands. Crafting is an excellent way for children to learn while being happy at the same time. Consider candle making as a fun and educational crafting project for children of all ages.
To do any type of crafting project with children, always keep safety in mind. For parents and teachers looking to do this, consider using a machine or the ever ready crock pot over a stove top method for melting wax. Remember to remind little ones to wash their hands before and after crafting. Be sure to discuss with the children melted wax is hot and that they need to be careful.
Children learn all about measuring and mixing through candle making. Young ones learn how to follow directions in sequence, color identification and ratios. Different forms of matter can be introduced to inquiring minds as wax transforms from a solid to a liquid. Concepts in geometry and special reasoning are easily explored when filling the molds. Waiting for the wax to melt affords opportunities for learning about telling time and units of time measurement. Any cooperative crafting project done in a supervised setting is a great opportunity to work on social skills, sharing and working together.
When crafting with children, one is presented with a wonderful opportunity to help young ones build self esteem through successful outcomes. Because candle making results in a great looking product from simple to follow directions, children will walk away from the project with something they can be proud of having made themselves.Buy candle wax for your crafts today