Crayon Egg Candles

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Crayon Egg Candles

egg candles

I remember making these candles with my mom when I was little, so it’s extra special for me to now make them with my own daughter! I love how crafting creates cherished memories and traditions! Since this craft involves raw eggs and hot wax, I only had my daughter help pick the colors and peel the eggs. Letting her peel the eggs ended up being the best part for her because it was a little surprise each time!

Materials:

  • Eggs
  • Egg carton
  • Egg cup
  • Crayons
  • Soy or Paraffin wax
  • Wicks
  • Scissors for cutting wicks
  • Play-doh or similar
  • Skewers
  • Pin, nail or thumbtack
  • Pot to use as a double boiler
  • Soup-sized cans for melting the wax
  • Pliers or potholders for holding hot metal cans
  • Bowl to catch egg whites and yolks
  • Small funnel (optional)
  • Essential Oils (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Hairdryer or soft cloth
  • Cookie sheet (optional)
  • Parchment paper (optional)

Start by blowing out the eggs:

  1. Thoroughly wash the eggs before you begin
  2. Poke a hole in the top of the egg with a thumbtack, nail or pin
  3. In the same hole, insert a skewer to break up the yolk
  4. Poke a slightly larger hole in the bottom of the egg
  5. Force the egg white and yolk out of the larger hole by blowing through the smaller hole – be sure to hold the egg over a bowl!
  6. Thoroughly rinse each of the empty shells and let dry – mine took awhile to dry

Making the candles:

  1. Heat a pot of water on the stove – it doesn’t need to boil
  2. Add the wax and crayons to the cans and place in the pot of water, use a skewer to mix together as they melt
  3. Insert a wick through both holes in the egg and allow for a bit of extra wick on either end
  4. Plug the larger hole at the bottom of the egg with play-doh and place egg upright on the egg cup
  5. Once the wax is melted, pour into the egg – I used a funnel since the holes at the top weren’t large enough to pour the wax directly into the egg
  6. Place the egg in the carton to cool – as the wax begins to harden in the shell, it will sink a bit so top off as needed
  7. Allow the wax to cool for 2-3 hours or until completely set
  8. Remove the shell – if it sticks, gently use a dinner knife to peel the shell away from the candle
  9. Use a hairdryer or soft cloth to polish and smooth your candles – trim wicks as needed
  10. To create a flat surface on the bottom of the candle, line a cookie sheet with parchment and place over low heat – rub the bottom of the candle around on the paper until it stands upright on its own
  11. To add glitter: heat the candle with the hairdryer and roll in glitter

Tips: Avoid washable crayons; using soy or paraffin wax ensures the candle will burn, crayon wax only will most likely not burn; melting crayon colors together don’t blend to make the colors you think they would

Need extra help? Watch how to make them HERE!

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