Havdalah Candle Tutorial for KIDS!

Torah school is even a little bit more fun than usual this year because this group of kids is near and dear to my heart- it is my daughter’s group of besties! We have been having a lot of fun with our letters of the week and this last week we talked about the letter Hay, so we connected that to a discussion about Havdalah! We finished it off with this fun candle craft and the kids were so proud of their work!

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Now, I have Kindergartners so I did some extra prep for them but if you have older children, you can totally just let them do it from start to finish, this all started from a stack of beeswax sheets.

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I cut them in about 6 inch by 1 and a half inch strips and cut wicks that were just a bit longer.

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I started by laying the wick along one edge and tightly rolling it towards the opposite side.

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Each child got three of these rolls and we helped them braid them individually.

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which involved us holding the end and with some suggesting which piece be twisted next and others were able to just start braiding and run with it!

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After they were done braiding, I just pressed everything flat on the table which helped all the pieces come together a bit more and they were done! I trimmed the bottom to be flat and the wicks on the top to be equal and they were done!


This craft is for sure going to be a yearly occurrence!


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