Christmas Candle Carousel
Use aerodynamics to make a holiday decoration that spins! Celebrate the winter season by building a candle carousel inspired by a traditional German Weihnachtspyramide. Build your platform and watch as the heat of the candles spins the blades of the fan, making the penguin and friends dance around the Christmas tree.
Why it’s awesome
An adorable winter decoration to enjoy year after year.
Learn about convection currents, aerodynamics, and the power of heat.
Bring a charming European custom home and make it your own.
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Get festive —- build a candle-powered carousel, decorate your own Christmas tree, and learn about convection current. All while spreading holiday cheer!”
- KiwiCo Product Designer
By the numbers
Number of tries it took to say Weihnachtspyramide right
Total time spent spinning in days
Number of candles burned during testing