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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Candle Dipping

Every year Igor's nursery school teacher invites parents and children to candle dipping. This year's invitation was a poem:

A candle's but a simple thing,
it starts with a bit of string,
but dipped and dipped with patient hand,
it gathers wax upon the strand.
Until complete and yellow white, it gives
at last a lovely light.
Life seems so like that bit of string,
each deed we do a simple thing,
yet day by day on life’s strand,
we work with patient heart and hand.
It gathers joy, makes dark days bright
and gives at last a lovely light.
This morning was candle dipping day. We all received a wick which we dipped into the liquid wax and then into water... as Ms Joya sings, "Dip and Walk" and "This Little Light of Mine" to keep us going. It takes about and hour to make a small candle. If you are patient and smooth the candle as you go, you can make a lovely candle.

Handing out the wicks Evan dipping in the wax
the finished candles!

1 comment:

shawn and tisha said...

I like that poem. Candle dipping sounds like fun! :)