Make a candle experiment

Make a candle experiment

Science experiments are so much fun for kids and so easy to do in your own home. Teach the kids how to make a candle with this cool experiment which explains how the process works. Once it’s finished, you can then burn your own home made candle!

What you need:

  • pieces of white candles
  • wax crayons
  • pan
  • string
  • skewer
  • paper cup

Number of players:


Put the candles and the wax crayons into a pan.

Ask an adult to melt them slowly over low heat.

Stir gently to mix together.

While the wax is melting, make a small hole in the bottom of the cup with a skewer.

Thread a piece of string through it.

Tie a knot underneath it.

Ask an adult to pour the wax into the cup with the piece of string dangling outside it.

Hang your wax candle up by the piece of string to dry. The wax will turn hard.


Wax can change from a solid to a liquid when it is heated.

It will become solid again when it cools.

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