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'Wick'ed Candles

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Welcome to our first blog post of 2019. The Adventure Service hopes you had a very Happy Christmas and a fabulous New Year.


To keep you cosy during the muggy month of January, why not make some natural candles? Follow the instructions below to find out how!


YOU WILL NEED:

  • Soft Rush (This usually grows in wet woodland, marshes, ditches and grasslands)

  • Lard

  • Pan (And a cooker/hob!)

  • Shells

  • Lighter/Matches

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Collect some soft rush.

Soft Rush

2. Split the soft rush.


Splitting soft rush.

3. Take out the pith.


Pith

4. Use the pith as a wick, place them in the shells.


Pith used as wick.

5. Melt some lard.


Lard

6. Pour the lard into the shells.


Pouring lard into the shells.

7. Light your candle and enjoy!



Candles

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