We made some floating beeswax candles;
walnut boats, a star and an apple.
I bought these beeswax blocks from Ebay for about £1 each and some wick.
I melted it in the microwave in a pyrex jug covered in cling film.
Cut the shells in half with a small knife so they split evenly.
Dip wicks in wax first and cool.
Then fill the shells a little, place the wick in and it should stick a bit.
Then pour wax to the top, secure wicks in place with matchsticks.
The star and apple moulds use the same wick instructions.
Grease moulds first, then pour a little wax in and hold the moulds down firm on the tin foil.
Once this cools, add wick and top up.
This is great for science- as it goes from liquid to solid super fast!
Here they are ready to display.
They came out of the moulds easily too.
I filled a pasta bowl with green glass beads and water.
They are so beautiful.
Big Seed was enthralled all through dinner.
Did you know walnuts have hearts?
Each one when cut through the middle looks like this.