Egg Boat Candle




About: The World's Biggest Show and Tell

“In the darkness, an egg is shining ..., It’s an egg boat.”
Egg boat is an egg that filled from candle and is floating on the water. That shine for many hours in the night.

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Step 1: Materials

  • Egg
  • Solid paraffin
  • Candlewick: 2.5 cm (for each egg)

Step 2: Cracking

Take the egg with your hand, then make a small hole on top and cleave it more very slow until you have a medium hole in top.
Don’t break the button of the egg so much, because if you do that, the water may goes in your egg, when you put it in water.

Step 3: Melt the Paraffin

To make the paraffin fused, you should put a water pot on the fire, then put your paraffin in another pot (smaller that previous pot) and float it on water. The paraffin should melt from the water's heat.

  Don’t put paraffin on directly fire. 

Step 4: Make the Candle

Don’t miss time, the paraffin will become solid again very soon. Fill the half of the egg with fused paraffin. Then put a small candlewick on it and hold it with your hand until become fixed (about 20 seconds).
After 15 minutes, paraffin become solid and your candle is ready.

Step 5: Floating

It’s time to see the result of your work! Ignite the candlewick and float your egg boat on the water.
Just like a dreamy boat…

Q- I ignite the candlewick, but after a few second, top of the membrane of the egg become burned. Is that a problem?
A- No, there is not any problem. The heat only burn a few part of egg. And it only become black. Without any problem. Also the black shadow will make your egg more beautifuler!

Q- How much time the candle will be on ?
A- Many hours!

Q- May I use my egg boat(s) in home? Or they for wide waters only?
A- You can do many works with egg boats. At home or in wide waters. For example you can use them like a nightlight.

Enjoy from your egg boats …

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    23 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I made one, the wax cools and the wick secures faster if you hold the candle while it is in a bowl of water.That way it floats and cools down so you only hold it for like 30seconds

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, thanks! :)

    // Can you send a picture of your own? (I'm interested to see that!)

    Lady Judy

    3 years ago

    Wow... Going to have to try this. This is so cool


    7 years ago on Step 3

    i like the little caution symbol :). good 'ible.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I am going to remember this! I love it! Thanks for sharing.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Just a few grammar corrections for you:

    For "The paraffin should become fuse with water heat"
    You're looking for: "The paraffin should melt from the water's heat"
    fuse means to join two things together, while melt means to turn something from a solid into a liquid.

    For "hold it with your hand until become fixed"
    You want: "hold it with your hand until the paraffin solidifies"
    fix means to repair something or to attach something in a way that it cannot move, solidify is the opposite of melt.

    Good 'ible though, keep up the good work!

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Actually the use of "fixed" was correct. Fix is an abreviation of Affix, which means 'fasten; cause to be firmly attached; set or place definitely; stable or stationary; put something somewhere firmly'. You can have "a fixed moment in time" which refers to a specific moment in time not a repaired or corrected moment in time. My English education teacher always drilled the proper use of this word into our heads. You correct a problem because if you fix it you make it permanent. If you are holding the wick in the wax until it is permanently attached then it is fixed in the wax.

    Yes, I think you are right, because the wick don't move after that and I that "become fixed" forever. Also new word is right, because when the paraffin solidifies, the wick become fixed.
    Anyway, I use "fixed" for that work. If there is a new comment about that word, I will become happy to hear that.
    Thanks to you can Cheeseman!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you very much ! Your comment was so helpful for me, I re-edit texts and now I think it have a better grammar. Thanks you!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful idea - we will try this out. Thanks! :-)


    8 years ago on Step 3

    You can also clean out a big can, such as soup, and put that in the water to hold the wax.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    They look beautiful, I like your drawing too!

    (ps: flouting means to show contempt or scorn, I think the word you want is floating -borne up by or suspended in a liquid).

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