Pumpkin Nightlights

Make some tiny pumpkins to sit in the window this year

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Soften half a sheet of red and half a sheet of yellow wax for a few minutes by placing them on a plate near a warm radiator, or by squeezing them between your warm hands.
  2. Mix the two colours by kneading them together until you get orange wax. Use half of this amount to make one pumpkin and roll into a ball between your hands.
  3. Use a knitting needle to make a hole down the centre of the ball and thread a piece of wick into the hole. Use the side of the needle to make grooves down the sides of the ball.
  4. Soften some green wax sheet and roll into a small ball. Flatten this between your fingers and use the needle to make indentations all round to form leaves.
  5. Press a pair of leaves onto the top of the pumpkin so the wick stands out from between them.
  6. Take a green candle pen and carefully draw veins on the leaves and spirally tendrils coming down from the wick.

Top Tip

Make really spooky pumpkins by using a black candle pen to draw on the eyes, a nose and a scary mouth

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