Are You Ready for Spring?
So, today’s Happy Craft is recycling old candle wax into cute egg candles.
Do any of you have toddlers?
When our son was about three years old, I was so excited to finally be a mom. So, I went a little overboard with the whole Easter basket and toys. But the one thing that I didn’t account for was the Easter egg hunt.
I had only about five eggs and silly me thought his attention span would not last.
Well, was I wrong! He was like the ever-ready bunny.
He just kept searching for the eggs. And we panicked and didn’t know what to do.
Well, we kept throwing out his eggs that he so neatly collected and placed in his little basket.
He had no clue what we were up to.
Our little video of this cute event shows the camera shaking violently with laughter.
Ah, those were the days and if you have little ones enjoy this phase. My teenagers still get excited about the hunt and we still hide the eggs.
So my daughter might still believe that Peter Rabbit delivered them to our home.
Let’s Make Some Easter Egg Candles
So do you have a ton of wonky old candles sitting around your home? Well, instead of throwing them out or hiding them, I thought that I would recycle them into something fresh and new.
Let’s dig into this cool egg candle project.
Old candles (white if you are going to make light colored candles)
Shish Kabob skewer with a point
Ceramic Egg Holder (optional)
1. Place the pointy end of the skewer at the top of the egg. Exert a bit of pressure and twist to start a hole.
2. Once you break through the shell, slowly pull the shell away. To make sure it doesn’t crack too much, place your fingernail where you want the cracking to stop. I took a photo to illustrate this point.
3. So, make sure that you have a hole that is big enough for the metal wick bottom to go through.
4. Next, empty the egg contents into a bowl. Then, rinse and shake the inside of the egg.
5. So, make sure the interior of the egg is clean and dry. And next place the wicks in each egg.
6. Cut up your old candle.
7. Measure and weigh about 3 ounces of wax.
8. Place the candle melting pot on the stove and turn the flame to low. You don’t want the flame or heat too high since the wax can burn pretty quickly. Make sure to tend to the melting wax.
9. Add one crayon (minus the paper label) to the wax mixture. Melt all the contents.
10. So, place the empty egg in a dixie cup, hole side up.
11. Place the wick inside the egg. Pour the slightly cooled wax into the hollowed egg shell.
12. You may find the wax develops a hole at the top, add more melted wax to fill it back up to the rim.
13. So, once the wax is cool (roughly about an hour), start peeling the egg. Remove the egg remnants from the candle.
So, now you can place your candles in a ceramic egg container or an egg carton. Enjoy your fun little egg candles and Happy Spring to you!
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