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Easter Craft: Eggcup Candles

Eggcup Candles

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Break an egg to create this eggshell candle - perfect for giving off a sweet illumination for an Easter dinner table.


  • Eggs
  • Egg dye
  • Paper towels
  • Frying pan
  • Tea light candles
  • Empty tuna can
  • Cotton twine
  • Toothpicks
  • Pushpin
  • Tempera paint and brush


  1. Crack an egg in half and gently break off pieces to get a bowl shape. Dye and set aside to dry on a paper towel.
  2. Heat 1 inch of water in the frying pan. Place a tea light in the tuna can and set in the simmering water so the wax melts. Place the eggshell in an empty egg carton.
  3. Tie a 2-inch section of twine around a toothpick. Coat the twine in the melted wax. Place one end of the twine in the center of the eggshell and rest the toothpick on the top edge of the eggshell so the wick stands upright. Using pasta tongs, pick up the tea light and pour the melted wax into the shell. Set aside.
  4. When the wax is hard, trim the wick and discard the toothpick, and set the shell in the empty tea light base.
  5. Decorate the base by poking holes in the can's sides with a pushpin and painting with a coat of tempera paint.