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Easter Tips #4

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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Today, we made colorful Easter Egg candles.
Waldorf Beeswax Easter Egg Candles
We needed:
* empty egg shells (here is a tutorial on how to clean out eggs)
* beeswax
* colored crayons
* candle wick (found at craft stores)
* sticky tape
* an recycled egg cup
* scissors
Prepare the eggshells for the melted wax by sticking a little sticky tape over the small hole on the egg shell. Make sure the tape is stuck fast to seal the shell well.Turn the eggshell upside down and place it in the egg cup so that it is secured.
Cut a length of wick. Tie it around a stick and balance it in the middle of the egg shell. Your shell is now ready for the melted wax.
I use a recycled jar to make a bain-marie to melt the beeswax (here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to safely melt wax).
We adore the wonderful golden color of melted beeswax and breath deeply of the honey aroma. My house always smells so sweet on beeswax craft days.
When I am doing a craft using melted beeswax with the children, we are very careful. Melted wax is extremely hot and would cause a horrid burn. As a precaution, I always work with a bowl of iced water nearby and my children know to put their hand into the cold water if they do get burned.
To color the beeswax, add a little colored crayon to the melted wax and stir until the color blends evenly into the beeswax.
Then carefully pour the melted wax into the eggshell and allow it to cool.
Cut the wick to the desired length and… Voila! Beautifully colored Easter candles.
Blessings and magic for your Easter preparations!
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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critter_boo
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Cute
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yvonne37
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:43 PM

 how cute! love it :)

SarahSuzyQ
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Cute.

aubsmom09
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Cute idea!

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Mar. 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM
Neat!
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LifeCafe42
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Very cute
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Moms_Angels1960
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Cute! I might have to try this one for sure,Thanks

momofsixangels
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I loved making candles when I was in school.This looks like fun.May try it

artistmom27
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I sold candles at the school ren faire, it was one of my greatest memories from junior high



Quoting momofsixangels:

I loved making candles when I was in school.This looks like fun.May try it



Sophie4910
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM
So cute!
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