Project: Making Snow Candles

Kim is back again today to share with us a wonderful project she recently created with her son.

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From Kim: 

What better way to celebrate all the snow we have been gifted this year then to make snow candles. All you need is beeswax, some candle wick, popsicle sticks and some snow.

Begin by melting your beeswax. If you have never melted beeswax before I suggest using a mason jar that you don’t mind parting with or keeping for melting beeswax for future projects (you will never get all the beeswax off). Place beeswax in the jar, and place the jar in a pot of simmering water.

While the beeswax is melting prepare your wick by cutting to the desired length. Once the beeswax is melted dip the wick in and straighten. If you buy pre-waxed wick you can skip this step.


Wrap one end of the wick around a popsicle stick as shown in the photos.

Now head outside with your wick and melted beeswax. Create your hole in the snow, we used a mason jar; place the wick into the center of the hole with the popsicle stick supporting the wick over the hole.

Slowly pour in your beeswax. Patiently wait for the wax to set, this will take 5 to 10 minutes, then gently pull your candle from the snow.




Each candle will be slightly different and add a lovely glow to your evening.


If you aren’t lucky enough to have snow over the winter, take a peek at the earth candles we made last year.

Thanks so much for sharing this week, Kim! We loved your posts and truly appreciate your contributions to Mud Puddles! 

Our goal here has always been to foster a community of families sharing outings, nature finds, ideas, tips, and projects. If you would like to contribute to Mud Puddles to Meteors in the future please email us your thoughts at We would love to share!

3 comments… add one

  • tamara March 17, 2014, 8:27 am

    We may get more snow next week…would love to try this!

  • Emily January 24, 2016, 6:34 pm

    How much wax should I melt at a time? I plan on doing this with a group of cub scouts.

    • dawn January 25, 2016, 4:51 am

      Hi Emily,
      I think that entirely depends on how many candles you intend to make and what size they will be. You may want to do a test run and have an example to show your scouts so they don’t get overzealous in their digging of a hole for their candle. Once you melt the wax it should say liquid for some time in your chosen container.
      Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      ~ Dawn

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