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