Lent is not something I grew up celebrating, but I feel that for many Christians the Easter season is not celebrated the way it should be, considering the importance of the Resurrection to Christians. I'm glad that the kids enjoy the egg hunts, Easter bunny, and all the other spring-like festivities, but I want this season to be about more than the commercialized interpretation of Easter. In an effort to change that for our family, we decided to celebrate Lenten Lights, the week-long version. I thought it might be more fun and attention-grabbing for the kids if we let them make the lights.
We got beeswax candle-making sheets from A Toy Garden, as well as some decorative beeswax. We laid the sheets on the table and blew them with a hair dryer for a minute to soften the wax a bit.
After we had rolled all of our candles, we broke the decorative beeswax into chunks and pressed them into our candles.
The finished candles turned out quite colorful, and I'm sure the Lenten Lights will be that much more meaningful for the kids since they had a hand in creating the celebration.
We're also making our own candleholders so stay tuned...