I bought a bunch of beeswax about a month ago - well, to be strictly accurate, I sent my long-suffering husband in search of it - but we never ended up doing the project we'd planned.
As it happened, we'd bought a $1 silicone cupcake mold at the dollar store last week, so we happily sacrificed it for the project. Here's how we made them:
Put your bars of beeswax into a pan you don't care much about....in this case, we used the banged-up, permanenetly stained one that we keep strictly for this sort of project and for playdough making.
Melt it on low heat - I used a "2" setting - until it's completely liquified. It doesn't take long, so don't leave the room.
Cut your wicks and hold them into the mold one at a time while you add a little bit of the melted beeswax, to stick the wicks in place at the bottom. This gets messy, so we used a measuring cup for the pouring.
Now add a clothespin and balance it on the top while you add more beeswax. Repeat until the whole mold is done.
Ta-dah! A beautiful smelling, clean-burning candle that your kids can be proud of.