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Clementine Candle

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Supplies:  One clementine,  paring knife, olive oil, lighter/matches

Remove the *cutie* sticker and adhere to the real cutie!

Use your paring knife to carefully score the peel around the middle.  (It’s really not as difficult as my expression would indicate!)

Next remove the peel in two pieces,  the upper half and lower half.  (Again, this is easier than I make it look!)

You now have a shell of a clementine.  The little piece of pith in the bottom half will be your wick.  The more of this piece you are able to keep in tact, the longer your ‘candle’ will burn.

Pass the innards around the table and call it a snack!

Cut a hole in the top half of the clementine shell.   You can do a neat design such as a star, heart, or flower.  We chose a heart! ♥

Fill the bottom half with olive oil.   Don’t cover the wick with oil,  just fill it nearly to the tip.

Next,  light the wick.  It is best to use a lighter because it will take a few minutes to dry the wick enough for it to light.

Put the top on your ‘candle’ and enjoy!



About Lisbet

We are a Catholic homeschooling family of 13. (so far!) We are devoted to our Lord and our faith, open to the blessings of children, and enjoy learning and growing together in our joyfully chaotic home.

7 responses »

  1. Wow! Think of all the money people spend on “stinky” candles and you can make them at home. Does it smell orangey? Where did you find out how to do this? If it’s from a book, I think I’d want this book. Hugs and kisses to all the nieces and nephews.

  2. Hey Jen! It’s has a very mild scent, a tad orange-y and a tad olive oil-y. (do you think it will attract Popeye??) Tony saw this online somewhere and told me about it.

    • Hopefully Popeye and not Bluto. LOL. It looks like a great craft project. The kids get a great, healthy snack and learn the values of recycling. Can you continue to fill it with oil or is it a one use type thing?

  3. Oh wow. I’m sending this link to my sister to try as well.

  4. This is soooo cool!! It is now on our “to do” list…

  5. What a great idea! I hope I remember this for the next time we buy clementines.

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