25+ Best Candle Riddles That Burn With Excitement [Free Riddle Cards]

Last Updated on February 14, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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These candle riddles are sure to illuminate a lot of fun! So get ready to light up your sense of humor with these candle riddles with your friends and family.

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In our house we love riddles! There is something about witty humor that makes our family really laugh! These candle riddles are sure to light up your day as you try to solve them.

Benefits of Solving Riddles

There are so many benefits to solving riddles, beside the fact they are fun and help pass the time!

First, they help improve cognitive skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and build decision making skills.

They also help build confidence and self-esteem as well as reduce stress and anxiety.

So what are you waiting for? Start solving these candle riddles!

While you are at it, test your riddle solving skills with our Confusing Riddles and ourNumber Riddles.

Add these Candle riddles to our others to create a fun riddle bank to pull from! Check out these riddles for more fun.

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Best candle riddles

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  • My life can last some hours. The thing I produce consumes me. I am immune to grey light – the only thing that can kill me. Who am I? A candle.
  • What did the one candle say to the other? Do you want to go out tonight?
  • I am the helper candle in the menorah. I am used to lighting all the other candles each night of Hanukkah. What am I? Shamash
  • I stand tall for 8 days and 8 nights, my greatest task is to give darkness light. What am I? A Menorah.
  • How do they pay people who work in a candle factory? By the wick! (week)
  • If you allow me to live I shall not live long, but if you kill me I shall stay longer. Who am I? A candle.
  • I was carried into a dark room, and set on fire. I wept, and then my head was cut off. What am I? A candle.
  • My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick fat, I am slow wind is my foe. Candle.
  • Little Miss Eticote in her white petticoat and her red nose the longer she stands the shorter she grows. Candle.
  • I used to be the light of your life, I keep you warm while I cried, Now I’m forgotten and tossed away. What am I?
  • A candle.
  • What did the big candle say to the little candle? I’m going out tonight!
  • I get shorter the more Im used but I’m not a pencil I’m made of wax but Im not a crayon I can help you see in the dark but I’m not a flashlight I’m often found on a birthday cake but I’m not icing. What am I?
  • A candle.
  • This is found on a birthday cake but it’s not something you bite. When ones is in a small metal cup it is known as a tealight. A candle.
  • I am often long and thin and get held inside a stick my outside is made of wax and inside there is a wick. What am I? A candle.
  • This is something that gives light but it is not a sun ray it is what you will blow out on a cake on your birthday. This is? Candle.
  • An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straws, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father’s fortune. What were the two things that the man bought? The wise son bought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room.
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  • There was a tornado. The power went out and the man went to his basement to take cover. As he was carrying the candles down the old, wooden stairs, he tripped and the candles dropped on the stairs. Why didn’t the stairs catch fire? The candles weren’t lit.
  • Riddle me this: My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured; Thin, I am quick; Fat, I a slow; Wind is my foe. What am I? A candle.
  • You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove, and a gas lamp. If you have only one match, what do you light first? The match.
  • There are two candles. Both will only burn exactly for an hour. How will you use these two candles to measure forty-five minutes? Burn one candle from both the ends and simultaneously burn the other candle from just one end. In half an hour, the first candle would have been burnt fully and the second one would have been burnt half. Now light the other end of the second candle as well. In this way, the second candle will take only half the time (30/2 = 15) to burn fully. Thus, you will have measured forty five minutes.
  • Why did the Pilgrim eat a candle? He wanted a light snack!

Do you have some other favorite candle riddles? Share them in the comments so that we can try and solve them!

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