By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
These little candles are a practically free way of making a sweet, simple Easter decoration for your table. If you don’t have block wax on hand, melt down old candle stubs to fill the eggs for a recycled version of this craft!
Here’s what you’ll need
1. Crack the eggs at the top of the shell, removing about the top third of the shell. Rinse each shell and allow it to dry.
3. Place the eggs in the egg carton an fill 1/2 way with wax.
4 Cut the wick into 5 5 inch lengths. Tie one end around the pencil or dowel and then tie a knot about 1 1/2 inch down, trim off excess.
5. Lower the knot end of the wick into the wax and balance the pencil over the shell so that the wick is centered on the egg.
6. Allow the wax to cool and then top off with about 1/4 inch of wax to fill in the void around the candle (this happens during the cooling process).
7. Trim the wick and break off any shell that will come near the flame. Set in egg cups and light!
Easter is already next week!