Ever have a project fail? It happens every once in a while around here-- our night-time candles were on their last few millimeters of wick, so it was a candlemaking day. We decided to do it 'just like Miss Brenda'-- they dip candles with the kindergarteners. So... I had a little bit of beeswax in a mason jar, and we set about dipping..... with little to no result. I think I might need a weight on the bottom of the wick? Probably more beeswax... and we definitely didn't have the patience to wait for a few minutes between dips.
So we broke out the beeswax candle rolling kit and were successful with Plan B. At least I had a backup!