Before light bulbs were invented, candles were the main source of light. People still use candles today, such as when the electricity supply is down or to create a cosy and relaxing ambience. Or to mark your age on a birthday cake!
Candles are blocks of wax with a string called a wick that runs through the centre. We burn the wick to get light.
These days, candles come in all shapes, sizes and scents. Recently, we asked Starchild readers to send in letters and drawings on the topic: Candles. Here’s what they had to say.
Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five, wants to design candles in vibrant colours with hearts and rainbows. “Candles can be pretty decorations for my house. I want to light a pink candle by my bedside table whenever I read my story books.”
“I want to design a candle with flowery ribbon in the colours of the rainbow. I will light up the candle during Christmas for double happiness, says Lim Jo Ern, six.
Alisha Anand, 12, likes scented candles, from fresh fruit to flowers. “Candles come in many unique shapes and styles. They make thoughtful gifts. My favourite scents include strawberry, watermelon and mango.”
“Animal shaped candles look cute. I’d like to create a sloth-shaped candle because they are adorable creatures, just like Flash Slothmore from the movie Zootopia, ” writes Erin Sonia Colin, 11.
Kaira Anne Isitor, five, says: “I want to design leaf shaped candles in different colours.”
ITEM: Imagine if you had a million ringgit. Would you keep it in the bank, donate some of it to charity, buy a car for your parents or buy as many toys and books as you can?
Tell us what you would do with a million ringgit.
All letters must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address.
Please write your name behind the drawing and the topic, If I Had A Million Ringgit, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by Dec 4. Send your letters to:
Starchild, c/o StarLifestyle
Star Media Group Bhd
Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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