Wordless Wednesday – Playing With Fire

by Deb on October 13, 2010

I’m fascinated by candles, I can play with the melted wax for ages.  And it looks like my girls can too.  Disclaimer:  All hair tied back, no loose clothes, strict supervision.


Learning to light one candle from another.

Dripping Wax

Dripping wax.

Stuck Together

Using wax to stick things together.

Making lakes

Making channels and watching the hot wax sculpt the candles.

Cooling and reforming

Finished, seeing the fabulous shapes the wax forms and how it changes as it cools and sets.

This post is part of the We Play linkup at Childhood 101.

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Danielle October 13, 2010 at 11:25 am

I too, love wax!!
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And Miles To Go... October 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

that actually looks like fun!
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Carrie October 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Cool! I think I have a scented votive candle addiction. hehe Happy WW!
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Sukhmandir Kaur October 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Looks like a wonderful and mysterious time had by all. I think a love of fire is inherent. in humans I love candles too but seldom burn them Perhaps because I have a gas cook stove and wood stove for heat I get my fill of flames


Liz October 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

We love to do that when my kids were younger. Happy WW.

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Maria @ LSS October 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Looks like fun!
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kelli October 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I used to love it when the power went off when I was a kid and we had the candles out! I love the little smiley candles
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Deb October 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

The big girl insisted on them for her birthday 🙂


maryanne October 16, 2010 at 2:51 am

Candles are so much fun! I especially like that you even experimented with using wax to hold things together.
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cathy@nurturestore October 19, 2010 at 1:36 am

With the dark nights on the way in the UK, now seems just the right time for exploring with candles – thanks for the ideas, and thank you for sharing with the Play Academy.


amandab October 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Is there any kid who doesn’t love candles? I am surprised any candle makes it passed one birthday with Princess and two nephews constantly wanting them lit and blown out! Although, an accident with hot was on the hand watching Carols by Candelight has orevented any interest in larger candles in this house 🙁


Deb October 25, 2010 at 11:27 pm

What a pity, I’m a bit nervous with hot wax. But it’s also fascinating!


Mel October 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I’m going to try this with my 3 girls. I too remember loving playing with wax as a child. They will love this I’m sure – if I can convince my 6 year old daughter who is our houses’ self appointed Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officer!!! 🙂


ickle Kids October 20, 2010 at 8:30 pm

What a great idea! I will have to give it a go with the boys! I do like touching warm, soft, melted wax too!
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Christie - Childhood 101 October 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

You are such a fun Mum. Like the hot glue gun, I am just not sure that I am up to this yet!!!
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Deb October 25, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Thankyou 🙂 I’m sometimes a bit shocked to remember the little one is only 2, but big girl is 5 – that’s practically grown up! 😉 Then I look at someone like Teacher Tom and think that I keep them sheltered.


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