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Candle Science Box

Learn more about candle making with our Candle Science STEAM kit! This Discovery Box celebrates candle science with 4 creative projects that will explore chemistry, physics, the beauty of candle light and more. Kids will explore making their own Beeswax Candles, Waxed Yarn Bees, Wax Dying, and Creating Their Own Tea Light Candles!

Candle Science is the February Discovery Box for Kids ages 5-10.


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Educational Videos

Take Candle Science Further

If you’ve got a little one with an insatiable curiosity, these Kid-Friendly videos might be just what they need!


Activities for At-Home Learning

Want to take your kids’ learning further? You’re in luck!
At Green Kid Crafts we were blogging before blogging was a thing. We’ve got DIY activities for days to keep your kids entertained.
Below you’ll find ideas related to the theme of this box.

More At-Home Learning Resources

We’ve collected and curated even more ways for kids to learn about Candle Science!
Podcasts, books, environmental organizations and initiatives, and more.

Worth a Listen

Worth a Listen

Pinkie the Pig Podcast – Candles –  Do you know Pinkie the Pig?  A sweet, kind, engaging, imaginative, funny podcast for children of all ages. These episodes are short – never more than 10 minutes, but sure to be enjoyed. 

Wiggle and Dance like a candle flameWritten and produced by Noah Glen, the Like You is a podcast designed for kids.  In this simple and fun episode you’ll imagine being candles, light your flame to dance and wiggle, and then melt like drippy candle wax.  

Really, it’s a must try sure to get you in a creative mood!

Good Reads

The Beeswax Workshop: How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms, and MoreIf you enjoyed making candles and working with beeswax – don’t stop there! There are so many products you can make from cosmetics to soaps and so much more.  This simple book by Christine J. Dalziel walks you through How-Tos for a variety of home made products from Beeswax! 

The Benevolent Bee by Stephanie Bruneau Did these activities inspire some curiosity about Beeswax and how it’s made?  Then this book is for your child.  In the Benevolent Bee, beekeeper and herbalist Stephanie Bruneau explores the uses of six products of the beehive: honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. Yes, Bee Venom!! How cool is that?!

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook – If this box inspired your child to make candles, think about what else you could make!  In this fun and imaginative “cookbook” from Dinah Bucholz, you’ll find recipes from cauldron cakes to knickerbocker glory – that’s over 150 magical recipes for wizards and non-wizards alike!  Fun! 

Environmental Causes


Recycled Beeswax – There’s a lot of candle making companies out there, but we like because they have a recycled beeswax program and will accept any leftover scraps!  Did you know it takes 8 lbs of honey to make 1 lb of beeswax? It’s a lot of work to make this amazing natural product – let’s not waste it! 

Candle 4 Kids – Candle 4 Kids is a Kid-Owned Candle Company, making 100% soy candles. They purchase backpacks of food for kids in their communities, consider supporting these kid entrepreneurs – or joining them! 🙂 

Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise that supports refugees and artisans through candle-making.  

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