Two weeks ago, Betsy and one of the Beth El students were learning about havdalah and its blessings, so we decided to make havdalah candles.
After several epic failures involving a toaster oven, hot wax and cigarette lighters, we were finally able to make several four-braid and four-twist havdallah candles. To save other people from having to repeat our finger pains and mistakes, we decided to publish a simple how-to guide.
How to Make Havdalah Candles without Burning Down Your Kitchen
- Assemble all materials:
- a box of chanukah candles (including extras in case you make mistakes)
- a source of boiling water
- a disposable bowl
- paper towels
- matches or a lighter
- a disposable fork
- Boil water.