Winter Crafts and Outdoor Activities

Icy Candle Holder

Materials needed

  • 5-gallon plastic bucket or pail
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • water
  • candle


1. Spray the inside of the bucket with cooking spray.

2. Fill the bucket with water, three quarters of the way full, and set outside to freeze (or place in the freezer if the temperature outside is above 32 degrees). Leave overnight.

3. In the morning, remove the ice block from the bucket. On the bottom of the ice "cube," there should be an area that is still liquid. Drain out the liquid and slush.

4. Turn the ice cube upside down and place back in the bucket. Allow to freeze for at least for four more hours.

5. The pocket where the water was now makes a great place to insert a candle. Light and place outside in your yard when it's dark for a beautiful ice "crystal" candle luminary!

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