Ages 5+

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

  1. kiwico candle carousel

    Christmas decor

    An adorable winter decoration to enjoy year after year.

  2. spinning candle carousel

    See the effects of

    convection currents, aerodynamics, and heat.

  3. tinkering with carousel fans

    Holiday tradition

    Bring a charming European custom home and make it your own.

What’s included?

  • 4 candles

  • 4 candle holders

  • pole

  • pole bowl

  • 8 fan blades

  • hub

  • tree

  • pipette

  • wood stand set

  • 2 sticky foam sheets

  • 4 bolts

  • 2 spacers

  • 4 festive friends

  • 2 sticker sheets

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Convection currents

  2. Aerodynamics

  3. Holiday fun

Additional details

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



118 reviews

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    Impressive and a fun project



    Loved it!



    The kit was easy to assemble. Worked great



    My grandson and I built this today and it is wonderful! The supplies are very nice quality and the instructions were great! It turned out to be such a lovely Christmas Carousel! We will be ordering more kits soon!



    This is so cool and a really nice Christmas decoration



    My family had a little metal Christmas carousel which my mom brought out each November. It was so beautiful and mysterious to me as a child. I am so happy to being this joy to my kids. It has lasted three Christmases so far. This is a great learning tool and pretty little item to add to the Christmas table.

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