Equipment:
  • Pieces of white candles
  • Wax crayons
  • Sauce pan
  • String
  • Skewer
  • Paper cup
 
Activity:
 
  • Put the candles and the crayons into the saucepan
  • Get an adult to melt them slowly over low heat.
  • Stir slowly to make sure they are combined. 
  • While the wax is melted, make a small hole in the bottom of the cup with a skewer.
  • Thread a piece of string through it and tie a knot underneath. You may need an adult to help you!
  • Ask an adult to  pour the wax into the cup with the piece of string dangling outside.
  • Hang your wax candle up by the piece of string and leave to dry. The wax will turn hard.
 
How come?
 
 Wax changes from a solid to a liquid when heated and turns solid again when it cools.
 
 

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