Learn how to make candles through these detailed instructions. You will need scissors, wick or cotton string, wax, baby bottle, and 4 cups of water.
While making candles with your children explain that in many areas of the world, people don’t have electricity in their homes. The children and adults make candles so they can see once it gets dark. Discuss electricity and how your lives would be different if your home didn’t have electricity. What activities would your children miss? What would be difficult to do?
Crafts are a great way to teach children about poverty and other global issues. You will find many more educational crafts here in our kids’ magazine.
Little Light of Mine
Many kids in developing countries don’t have electricity. Candles can help these kids read and find their way in the dark. Try making your own candle!
Adult help needed.
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