Candlestick Painting

Writing with the candle.

Writing with the candle.

We don’t let the kids play with fire, but we do let them use unlit candles to draw with! Just the plain old white ones that I keep in the drawer for electrical outages are like using a fat crayon to draw with. They can draw their picture or write a message on white paper with the candle, and it’s difficult to see, but when they paint over the wax with water-colours, the picture comes to life. It’s fun to watch the picture or words emerge, and then when the paint dries, we have a great picture. IMG_1869IMG_1871






L also used this method to practice her spelling words last week.

Spelling words.

Spelling words.


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