to add to what SWasson said- really beautiful, neat project is as follows...
clean out cardboard milk/oj carton and cut off the top. attach wick to bottom, and fill with ice cubes (making sure that wick is standing in the middle.
pour prepared, melted wax down the inside edges of the carton (not directly over the ice) allow to cool completely, tear off cardboard carton, drain, and allow to dry completely before burning.
when burned, it appears that a million little lights are dancing around the room. and to save it, when burned about 2 1/2 inches down, you can insert a votive, and burn it so that you'll still have the bulk of the candle.
truly beautiful project, and one that the kids can help with! (obviously not handling the hot wax!)
at 11:16 AM on Oct. 14, 2009