Learn how to make oven baked clay eggs for Easter. These charming DIY Easter Candle Holders are so simple to make, even the kids can get it on the fun!
There is a good chance that you’re planning to dye eggs for Easter, but will you be making any other Easter crafts? Like dyed eggs, these DIY Easter Candle Holders are a simple kid-friendly craft, that adults will love, too! Small enough to set on a window sill, but charming enough to decorate your Easter table — these oven bake clay eggs will be an Easter decor favorite.
Easter Candle Holders
Have you ever created with oven bake clay? It’s a go-to in my craft drawer — perfect for personalized handmade gifts, creative organization projects, and more. A tip: buy the clay in bulk sizes in order to save money, because it lasts forever. Plus, I promise that once you get started with oven bake clay you’ll find many more projects to try!
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How to make Easter Candle Holders
- Preheat the oven according to the directions on the oven-bake clay package.
- Knead the clay in your hands until it is softened and roll it into a ball.
- Prep a surface to flatten the clay upon, making sure it is free of crumbs, dust, or other debris.
- Flatten the clay to approximately 1/4 inch thick using a rolling pin.
- Wrap a plastic egg with the clay, smoothing it upward to cover approximately 2/3 of the egg.
- Let the clay sit for 10-15 minutes.
- After 10-15 minutes, the clay will be stiffer. Cut a zig-zag around the egg, just above the halfway point.
- Gently pull away the clay, revealing the top half of the plastic egg.
- Discard the top of the plastic egg.
- Place the eggs onto a baking sheet, gently pressing on the bottom of the egg. This will give the candle holder a flat bottom.
- Bake the eggs in the oven according to the directions on the oven bake clay package. The clay won’t become brittle, but it will be stiff. If the clay starts to show a yellowish-tint, it has baked too long.
- Once baked, remove the eggs and let them cool.
- Finally, tuck a tealight into each egg which completes the DIY Easter Candle Holder.
How sweet, right? I’m already scheming ways to use them at our Easter table. Here are a few ideas:
- several tucked into a pretty moss-filled dish, used as a centerpiece
- a single tealight at each place setting
- placed atop pretty candlesticks for a candle-lit Easter dinner
How would you use easter egg candle holders? Oh, and if you give this project a try, make a set of lace-imprinted clay eggs while you’re at it!
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