1. Dampen sand 4-5 in. deep in a bucket, a sturdy cardboard box or a sandbox.
  2. Dig out a star shape 7-8 in. across and 2-3 in. deep.
  3. Make a small, shallow circle in the center to help the finished candle sit flat on a table.
  4. Melt wax flakes and dye in a double boiler over medium heat.
  5. Slowly pour melted wax into sand while holding wick in the center of the star.
  6. Allow wax to harden completely, about 4 hours. Trim wick to about 1 in.
  7. Dig carefully around the candle until you can lift it out. Lightly brush off excess sand.

Sand Candle Craft photography by Country Woman.