Earlier this week we were sent a Dabble Box to try out, from vDabble this was tailored towards Z’s age (5 years) but also fine for T at nearly 4. It’s perfect timing for the Dabble Box with half term here, especially as T is still recovering from his surgery and not allowed out of the house in case of infection risk, so I have needed to find plenty of things to keep the boys occupied in the house. A Dabble Box is perfect for that!
When looking through the 4 different activities included in our box, I decided to start with making Halloween candles. This is not something that it had ever occurred to me to make with the children. I really hadn’t realised that making candles could be so easy or achievable for children so young! It was a great activity, and everything we needed was right there in the box making it really convenient for me.
Here’s how we got on:
First we softened the wax in some warm water and then shaped it, and added the wicks. Mr T enjoyed snipping the wicks to the right size and they both really enjoyed moulding the wax into the shape they wanted. They did need a bit of help from me to get the wax softened up and rolled into a good ball shape. The sheet from the Dabble Box gave ideas to make Pumpkin, Witch and Bat candles. We didn’t follow this 100% because sometimes the boys have their own ideas so I give them a bit of leeway to do it how they like. They liked the pumpkin design best so we made a couple of Pumpkins and Mr T wanted to do a bat too.
I would never have really known where to buy candle wax from, or had the idea to do this activity so the Dabble Box was brilliant in giving us a push to do this. And we still have 3 more activities which I’m sure we will do before the week is over (of course I will share them on the blog too!)