As part of our study of the early settlers, we learned about many of the things that the settlers had to make for themselves because there were no stores in the New World. One of those things was candles. The only form of light once night fell was the light from the fireplace or the light from a candle. Candles either came from Europe or had to be made in America. Candle dipping was a chore that often fell to the children. We experienced candle dipping today. Our arms got very tired and we only dipped once set of two candles! Here are some pictures of our experience!