Beeswax Candles for Shabbat and Havdalah

For ages 3 - 8


  • beeswax sheets
  • candle wick
  • scissors


  1. Cut a length of the wick that is slightly longer than the beeswax sheet. Place one wick at one end of the beeswax for a Shabbat candle, or three wicks to for a customary Havdalah candle.
  2. Roll the beeswax around the wicks, gently pressing the wax to itself as you roll. You can cut the beeswax sheet into a triangle for a tapered look (the candle will get wider at the base).
  3. Try cutting small shapes out of leftover beeswax to create a design on your finished candle, or simply press scraps of wax onto the finished candle.