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Candles in Seashells

Here's a creative way to turn seashells the kids have collected into objects both beautiful and practical: Make them into candles.


Resources: Order seashells online at -- the largest wholesaler of seashells and ocean products in the United States.


  • Seashells
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Wax
  • Double boiler


  1. Step 1

    Clean seashells in a weak solution of bleach and water. Let shells dry.

  2. Step 2

    Melt wax in top of a double boiler.

  3. Step 3

    After wax has melted, pour into shells until they are almost full.

  4. Step 4

    Carefully place wicks with holders into bottom of shells.

  5. Step 5

    Trim wicks if they don't stand upright.

  6. Step 6

    Allow approximately 30 minutes for wax to cool completely and harden throughout.

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