These little candles are perfect for Easter.
You can make them in different colours and even use up the ends of old candles. They are really easy to do and make great table decorations.
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Clean the eggshells
Remove the top from the raw eggs with an egg topper. Empty the contents into a bowl – omelettes tonight? Wash the eggshells in soapy water and let them dry completely.
Note: Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly whenever handling raw eggs.
Prepare and paint the shells
Using your fingers, gently break the edges of the eggshells to make them shallower and create a jagged look. (The eggshell will blacken if it curves over the top of a lit wick.) Paint the inside of each shell with acrylic paint – you can paint them all the same colour or do each shell in a different hue if you like.
Melt the wax
Place the wax in the smaller inner pan of the double boiler and let it melt over a medium heat. Stir occasionally with an old wooden spoon. Don’t leave it unattended as it is flammable.
Add the wax
Carefully pour the melted wax into the eggshells, almost to the top. The wax when it dries will appear to take on the colour of the painted insides. Let the wax cool for several hours. Trim the wicks 6mm (¼ in) above
If you haven’t got a double boiler, use an old high-sided pan placed inside a larger pan. An old milk pan works well as it has a lip for pouring.