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Sand Candles
I saw this once before somewhere and had to try it:)

Posted by Alanna K. Published See Alanna K.'s 8 projects »

  • How to make a candle. Sand Candles - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need sand from the beach or a sandbox or even sand from the backyard. Did a hole in the sand and shape it using an actual candle glass holder. Make sure the sand is a little damp so it holds in place. Then tie your wick to a long enough stick to cross over the top of the hole. Make sure the wick is long enough. :P

  • How to make a candle. Sand Candles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now for the wax. Melt your candle wax( I used purple wax)in a cup or bowl you don't care for(you wouldn't want to ruin something nice! lol.) Pour the wax in the hole until it fills to the top. You may need to keep adding on because the middle sinks in a little bit.

  • How to make a candle. Sand Candles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Here are the holes filled in. I topped the final layer off with an aqua wax. ;) Now you'll just have to wait until they dry. When it has been long enough, dig them out of the ground. Be careful! :)

  • How to make a candle. Sand Candles - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is the finished product! ;) Make sure you're aware that the sand candles might get messy! :) Enjoy :D

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Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
I remember in my Waldorf kindergarden, we made these by taking a tennis ball, making an indent in the sand, and then putting little shells and rocks in the "mould" so that they would show up on the outside. Thanks for bringing it back up!
scout · South Hadley, Massachusetts, US · 10 projects
i love making these! it's a camp tradition for us down on the beach. we melt the wax in tin cans over the fire and the kids each dig a hole in the sand. mom's don't love them as much though, cause it sheds sand all over the place!
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
HAHA omg i remember seeing something like this a few years ago and i remember thinking nah that would never work...well you sure showed me lol
asdfghjkl_amy · Kilsby, England, GB · 70 projects
OMG! that is such a good idea, i'm off on holiday in a weeks time so i'd love to try them on the beach- but i think i'd get some weeeird looks! Tongue
basketofapples · Mt Airy, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
wow, this is amazing. how great Happy if i ever have time when i' ever near sand and i just so happen to have the supplies, i will try this! Happy
SilverM0on · Quebec City, Quebec, CA · 29 projects
omg i remember i used to make those all the time when i was a kid now i want to make some again XD
thanks for remembering me they are fun and super easy to make
Ruthie toothie
Ruthie toothie · Kilkenny, Kilkenny, IE · 13 projects
They are beautiful!
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
ooh love it
TK Rainy
TK Rainy · Kennewick, Washington, US · 19 projects
Do you just dig them out of the ground?

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