How to Make Sand Candles
This craft can utilize some items that might already be at your home. Old candles can be melted for your wax and old crayons can be used to to color the wax. An empty soup can can be used to melt the wax. You will find the perfect wick right inside a tea light. Wicks and wax can also be purchased at a craft store.
Wax is highly flammable so great care must be taken when melting (this should be performed by an adult). Always place the container with the wax in a pan filled with water (a double boiler situation). While at the beach a camp stove can do the trick for the heat source.
Make a well in the sand. We stuck our finger in the sand three times (in a triangle shape) to make legs for our candle.
Place wick in the center of the well.
Carefully fill with wax.
Allow wax to completely harden.
Once the wax is hard, gently lift candle out of the sand. The sand made the perfect container for the melted wax and gave the candle interesting texture. Don’t you love the legs?!?!