Inside: How to make Easter egg candles.
Creating Candles out of interesting materials has long been a favorite activity of mine, but using Easter eggs to make the candles is a fun new twist for an Easter table. I love the idea of taking something that would normally be tossed away like the painted egg shells and instead making a festive and fun display with them.
Or if you are hosting an earlier day brunch, it’s a project that can be done even with the kids. Making for a fun easter craft everyone could take home as party favors.
Whether you create a sophisticated egg display or a more fun kid-friendly one, these easter egg candles are a project everyone will love.
Creative Candle Ideas For Easter
And in case the candle making has you excited (I know it does me!), here are some other crazy & creative candle ideas I’ve had in the past:
- Colored pencil candles
- Cheese candles
- Wine cork candles
- Rolled beeswax birthday candles
- Making essential oil candles with clean burn wick
- Animal party candles
Supplies To Make Easter Egg Candles
To make the easter egg candle you will need:
- Eggs that are hallowed and empty
- Easter egg dye or coloring
- Candle wax
- Candle wick with a metal bottom
- A pan to heat up the wax
- Empty egg cartons for stability
Like all egg projects, the brighter the eggs are colored the better! Grab my secret tip for the brightest Easter egg dye.
Step-By-Step Process For Making Easter Egg Candles
1. Start by blowing out the egg and color to your liking. The candles can be made with uncolored more natural looking eggs for a different look.
2. Once the eggs are colored and dried the next step is to gently tear the egg into 2 pieces. Cracking it will work to give this very fun organic texture to the Easter egg candles OR for a more precise cut you can always use scissors.
3. Place a wick in the center of each of the egg bottoms and trim until the top of the wick is about 1/4 inch above the egg.
4. Heat up the candle wax in a pan and gently pour melted wax into the egg shells. To keep the wick straight it can help to use a wooden skewer for this step.
5. Place in egg carton to stabilize while the wax hardens.
Place the fun easter egg candles around the table or group together for an easter display that is easy & fun!
(Photography done by Duet Postscriptum/Stocksy United).