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Making Egg Candles for Easter.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Making Egg Candles for Easter.

Hi, I'm Donni. My shop is called Fairyfolk. My blog is called The Magic Onions.
Making sweet Easter candles has become an Easter tradition in our family. We make a few variations and save them all to put on our Easter table. It is a treat for the kids when they are, at last, allowed to light them... each child taking turns with the taper. The anticipation of having saved them through the Easter season shines from their excited eyes... it's too delightful.
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!

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8 Comments:

Blogger FairiesNest said...

I love this idea...cute!!

March 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'm going to try making these tomorrow.

March 31, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger LittleElf said...

I love this idea, it's wonderful! ^_^

March 31, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger SewnNatural said...

What a lovely post! Sweet idea about coloring beeswax with bits of crayon... those are not hard to come by... and now I know a great use for them! Thanks

March 31, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger The Handmaden said...

These are really cute, thanks Donni!

March 31, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

We will add this to our weekend project!
Beccijo
http://www.theenchantedcupboard.etsy.com

April 1, 2010 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Vilt à la Kim said...

such a nice and clear tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!

April 1, 2010 at 2:38 AM  
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May 10, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

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