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HOW TO: Make Thanksgiving Candles From Leftover Halloween Pumpkins And Gourds

Posted By Jennie Lyon On November 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm In craft,green kids,how-to | No Comments


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What you will need:

  • miniature pumpkins or gourds
  • beeswax
  • natural lead-free wick
  • drill with attachment
  • knife
  • empty tin can

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Step 1: Melt the Wax

Add enough water to the pot that a tin can will sit without tipping over. Place the beeswax inside a tin can and leave until the bowling water melts it down to a liquid.

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Step 2: Drill the Holes

While the wax is melting, use a drill bit to drill a hole in the top of the pumpkin or gourd and remove any seeds. You can also cut the top off of the pumpkin or gourd and use a spoon to remove the seeds.

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Step 3: Add the Wick

Cut an appropriate length of wick and place it inside of the hollowed out pumpkin.

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Step 4: Fill the Pumpkins

Have an adult helper hold the wick in the center of the pumpkin while you pour the hot wax until pumpkin is full. If you don’t have enough wax, you can cut the top of the gourd down to make an even top.

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Step 5: Let it Cool

Allow the wax to cool and completely harden in a place where it won’t be disturbed.

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Step 6: Decorate and Enjoy!

Use these yummy smelling pumpkin candles to adorn your Thanksgiving table!

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