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Sand Candle

(note: requires adult assistance with hot wax)


  • Wax crayons and paraffin wax
  • String
  • Plastic Margarine container
  • Damp Sand
  • Stick (large enough to site across the plastic container)
  • Stone or small weight

Instructions :

  • Place damp sand in plastic container.
  • Carve out a mold in the sand (approximately 15-30 cm (3-6 inches) deep and wide making sure that plastic is covered by sand.
  • Tie a stone or weigh to one end of the string.
  • Place the string (weight end first) into the centre of the mold, leaving it touch the bottom of the mold.
  • Place the stick across the top of the container.
  • Tie the other end of the string to the stick so that the string is straight from the weight to stick.
  • Melt separately small amounts paraffin wax and add one colour of wax crayon different coloured crayons with paraffin wax:
    • or melt paraffin wax and add chucks of crayons just before pouring in mold for a marbled effect
    • or melt paraffin wax and add small stones just before pouring in mold for a pebble effect
  • Gradually pour in small amounts of wax, letting harden slightly between each colour
  • Fill mold to about 2 cm (1 in) from top of plastic container
  • Let cool thoroughly
  • Invert the plastic container to remove the Sand Candle Remove excess sand and enjoy