We had Ham, Egg and Chips for dinner last night and instead of throwing the egg shells in the bin I kept them to make cute little Easter candles in. I washed the shells and put them to one side to dry. Then I sat them upright in the old egg carton.
Meanwhile, I melted some Container Candle Wax but you could try recycled wax from used candles if you wanted to, although I haven’t tried this. There is probably only around 10g wax in each egg shell but they do vary as I didn’t take great care when cracking the eggs.
I didn’t add any dye to the wax but poured it carefully straight into the egg shells when melted, not quite to the top though. And I kept a little of the wax in the pan which I will come back to later.
After a couple of minutes, as the wax was just starting to set, I dropped a Tealight Wick and Tab into the centre of each egg shell. One of them refused to sit up straight and I realised that the egg membrane had lifted up inside the shell when I poured the hot wax in so I gave it a poke with my stirring stick to break it.
Once the wax was set I melted the remaining wax in my pan along with quite a high concentration of Yellow dye. Once the yellow coloured wax was fully melted I gave it a stir and poured it very slowly and carefully over the wick to create a small puddle of yellow, representing the yoke.
My candles were complete! I can’t decide what to do with them though, I don’t want to burn them, although I am a firm believer that candles are for burning not for decorating a room! Maybe we’ll just keep them here until Easter and set them alight when we’ve eaten all the other eggs….the chocolate ones! Now there’s another idea, perhaps we’ll have Egg Mayonnaise sandwiches tomorrow and then I can make some chocolate coloured, chocolate scented egg candles too!
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