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- Sewing pin or needle
- Vinegar (optional)
- Food coloring
- Egg carton
- Double boiler or two pots
- Beeswax, paraffin brick, or old candles
- Wax colorant, such as dye pellets
- Wire-core wicks
- STEP 1
- First, make a hole in the top of each egg with a pin or needle; enlarge the holes, and pour out the yolks. Remove the shells to one-third of the way down and clean the shells well (you can use vinegar).
- STEP 2
- Dye shells with food coloring (follow package directions). Nestle shells in a carton.
- STEP 3
- In a double boiler or two pots, melt and tint wax with dye pellets.
- STEP 4
- Cut wire-core wicks to 4 inches long, flatten one end, and fasten in shell with a bit of warm wax.
- STEP 5
- Use a funnel to fill the shells with wax. Let the wax harden, at least 1 to 2 hours. Trim the wicks to 1/4 inch (6mm), and place the candles in ceramic eggcups before lighting.