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Thanksgiving Fun: Acorn Squash Candles

We used acorn squash and small pumpkins to do this with

What You Need:

Acorn squash
String for wick
needle with a large eye


What you do:

Cut the top off an acorn squash or pumpkin or gourd. Remove the seeds and inside flesh. This will be your candle mold. Thread a wick through the bottom of your squash using a long needle . Seal the bottom with a bit of clay. Pour the melted paraffin in. Our candles shrunk some and we had to add more paraffin as we went. When your candle is all hardened peel off your pumpkin shell and you have your own special candle.



Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at  

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