Today I want to give you a closer look at the beeswax candles that the Easter Club children gave to the residents at the Senior Center. This is a very popular nature craft for children, because the candles are beautiful and the smell of beeswax is heavenly.
I won't do a proper tutorial, because there is already a really great one at The Magic Onions that I used. (Thanks, Donni!) But here are a few photos of the process.
First the children dyed the eggshells that their parents sent. I had e-mailed them all a picture from The Magic Onions of how the eggs should be cracked.
Then, we tied pieces of wick to small sticks (left over from another nature craft) in order to keep the wick in place while the hot wax was being poured.
We melted the wax in a glass placed inside a tub of boiling water. Then, we carefully poured the wax through a funnel (one that is only to be used for pouring wax!).
And voila! Lovely Easter eggshell candles.
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