Let me make your special candles, too! Each candle in this birthday set of seven rainbow colors is approximately 4" tall by 1/2" wide. These candles fit into the standard-sized candleholders of Waldorf rings such as this one: http://www.novanatural.com/natural-home/birthday/16-hole-birthday-ring (please double-check the diameter of your own candleholders in your own Waldorf ring).
The colors in your set of seven follow the order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. If you'd like to order a different number of candles, please start a Conversation.
Each candle has an approximate burning time of 35 minutes, which makes them perfect as birthday candles and for all the little ceremonies and gatherings that young lives require. After a child has blown out her birthday candles, I enjoy carefully saving them until the next occasion--I love the thought that the same candles add continuity to our family's varied celebrations.
Beeswax is natural, and sweet-smelling, and beautifully colorful, and so you'll find that your little ones will also play happily with their clean, new, unlit candles, incorporating them into all their imaginative games.
The set of candles will come to you in a hand-sewn drawstring bag, hand-stamped with my hand-carved candle stamp. Each drawstring bag is unique, and you won't receive the one in the photograph--your exact fabric print will be a surprise! Use the bag for gift-giving or for storage--I like the things that I create to be as sturdy and useful as they are pretty.
Love rainbow candles, but want a different size? I also craft rainbow birthday candles (http://www.etsy.com/listing/92053294/rainbow-beeswax-birthday-candles-set-of) and teeny-tiny rainbow fairy candles (http://www.etsy.com/listing/71636371/rainbow-rolled-beeswax-fairy-candles-set).
Want to know what else we do with melted wax and fire? Check out our encaustic art tutorial at http://craftknife.blogspot.com/2011/02/crayola-crayon-encaustic-art.html. It's homeschooling in science AND art!
Interested in other natural playthings? Check out my entire section on natural playthings at http://www.etsy.com/shop/pumpkinbear?section_id=8115399
Natural playthings are a child's birthright. But beautiful, imaginative, purposeful things? Well, we all deserve those.