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