How to Make Snow Candles

It's snowing today and something fun to do is make candles in the snow. It's super easy to do and it's a fun homeschool experiment too!

Here is what you need to get started:

  • Melting Wax - you can use the ones that go in warmers
  • Wicks for the candles
  • A small saucepan to melt the wax in (this will never be able to cook food again so use an old one)
  • An oven mitt to protect your hands from the hot wax
  • A small glass to create the mold in the snow

Here is the order to make the snow candles:

  1. Find the surface of snow you would like to work on. The deeper the snow, the better. Take your small glass to make impressions into the snow where you will pour the hot wax. Keep it as level as possible and make the impressions about 3" deep.
  2. Inside at the stove, melt your wax on a low heat. Just before it has melted completely, take off the stove and turn it off. Take the hot wax outside to your impressions and allow to cool slightly until it has a bit of film over it.
  3. Place the wicks into the impressions and make sure they are upright.
  4. Pour the wax into the molds quickly. Don't fill the impressions more than 2.5" high.
  5. Watch the candles form! This is the fun part for kids. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes until you can pull them straight up!