Do your Halloween pumpkins normally sit outside until they rot and start falling in on themselves?
This year you can do something much more creative than watching them rot by turning them into Thanksgiving candles. This is a fun activity you can do with your kids, and it will help teach them about repurposing items we already have.
Besides all your leftover pumpkins, you’ll need:
- Soy wax flakes
- Aluminum foil
What to do:
- Use your knife to cut off the top quarter of the pumpkin. You can go for a clean, flat cut or try cutting in a pattern around the edge.
- Scoop out all the seeds.
- Cut a strip of aluminum foil that is just slighly wider than the base of your wicks. Glue the base of the wick to the foil. Once that is dry, place the foil and attached wick in the pumpkin.
- Then wrap the wick around the pencil so the pencil can hold the wick upright.
- Melt you wax in a double boiler, and when it is melted pour it into the pumpkin.
- Once the wax is hard, trim your wicks and your candle is done.