With this children’s craft the child will turn a shell into a nice candle getting an special decoration for a party or family meeting.



  • To develop motor control.
  • To learn to recycle or reuse domestic materials.
  • To create a toy.


  • A shell
  • A piece of wick
  • A rose
  • Candle wax
  • Cooking salt

Pasos a seguir

First, look for the shell that you are going to use. If you go on holiday, the beach is the perfect place to find them although you can also ask in a fish shop.

Candles-shells paso 1

Melt the wax with the help of an adult and accompanied by him dump the wax in the shell while you hold the piece of wick inside. This must go to the bottom of the shell.

Candles-shells paso 2

To present your candle-shell you can create a “bed” of cooking salt and petals of rose around. The condition is that the materials that you use do not burn easily.

Candles-shells paso 3

Now you can light your candle-shell.

Candles-shells paso 4

Candles-shells paso 5


  • Edad:7 years
  • Tiempo:30 minutes
  • Dificultad:Media

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