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Re: Candle-making ideas


From: D. Sterner (dsterner_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 14:25:13 PST

Ohhh add some driftwood too! I did that and the kids love it. Ofcourse I
have a cottage on a beach - so that is not a prblem for me
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Candle-making ideas

> Deb- The easiest idea I use in summer camp is sand candles.
> I buy blocks of paraffin, use boxes full of old crayon pieces sorted into
> basic colors.
> I live in Fla. so in one trip, I go to the beach and get a pail of shells,
> scoop up a small garbage can full of sand. Haul it back to school.Melt the
> wax in an old aluminum pot on an electric single burner stove. have the
> take their fists and make a hole in the sand and decorate the edge with
> shells. Poke a wick into the center and tie it with a string to pencil
> across the top of the sand. Teacher pours the hot wax into the candle with
> old small pot or an old ladle. Let it set up, cool at least one hour, pop
> out with your hands and Viola'- Super sand candles.
> Patti
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