Make Sand Candles!
Summer time for many families almost always means trips (hopefully many, many of them) to the beach. The sun, the surf and the warm breezes make for a perfect summer time outing. The next time you plan a trip to the beach, you and your child can bring some of the fun home with you by making a sand candle. This is a fun and simple craft that ends up with some stunning results.
What You Need:
- Chunk of wax, approximately 1 pound (Note: large chunks of wax, along with wax dyes, are available at craft stores, or you can take the thrifty route and melt down your old candle stubs. Just be sure that you remove any charred areas or pieces of old wick before using.)
- Clean, empty tin can (24 ounce size works well)
- Old saucepan that you don't mind messing up (Note: wax is incredibly difficult to clean off completely)
- Bucket of damp sand at least 4” deep (you can work outdoors, or you can fill a pail and bring it indoors)
- Spray bottle of water
- Short votive wicks, with a metal clip on the bottom (available in craft stores)
- Optional: small seashells