It took a few hours but using my roaster I melted the wax in tin cans that sat in the hot water.
We tied the wicks onto pens and pencils and suspended them in canning jars.
Overall candle making has been pretty successful! They've made candles on and off for the past couple weeks.
The only obstacle I had was making poured candles. I had forgotten to buy any containers when we were at Hobby Lobby. When we got home I had to improvise because I couldn't find any suitable containers anywhere in my house. Go figure!