You can use eggshells as small vases for spring flowers, to decorate the Easter table.
Use large eggs, and beat the top of the eggs with a sharp knife. Empty the eggs (you can use the content for an omelet), and clean the empty eggshells with cold water, using a finger.
Place the eggshells in egg cups, fill them with cold water, and place them on the Easter table in the middle with little flowers in them.
You can also use them as place cards if you write names on the shells and place them, with flowers, next to each place setting.
Another Easter craft could be making tiny candles out of the eggshells:
Halve the eggs, as precisely as you can, and use the content for food of some kind.
Clean the halved eggshells, and place them in egg cups.
Now you need tealights, one for each halved eggshell.
You can make the egg-candles in different ways, but remember one thing please:
DO NOT MELT THE TEALIGHT IN THE MICROWAVE TO MELT THE WAX!!
Even when you take the candle out of the metal shell, there is still a little metal thing in the bottom of the wick.
I tried two ways of making these funny Easter candles:
- Cut the candle wax from each tealight into a bowl, til there is only the wick and the metal thing in the bottom left (and a little more wax as well, as long as the wick can go into the egg shell).
Place the wick in an eggshell.
Now place the wax you cut away around the wick. When you light it all the wax will slowly melt and burn.
- Heat the tealight in a bowl in a water bath, and when the wax (stearin) is liquid, place the wick in an eggshell, pour the melted wax into the eggshell, with the wick standing up in the middle.
When the candle wax has solidified, you can use them as they are, or you can paint the eggshells.
As you can see on the last picture, I decided to put these Easter egg candles in the metal shells from the tealights instead of in egg cups.
It looked better, and then I could use the egg cups for the real Easter eggs 🙂
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