Happy Clam on the Half Shell
Date When Celebrated : Always March 31
Today is Clam on the Half Shell Day. Boy, the world really needs a day like today. You must be elated that someone was smart enough, and had the insight, to create this day for us to enjoy and savor.
We hope that you like clams. Because, the objective of the day is to enjoy clams on the half shell. If you don’t like clams, don’t be sad or disappointed. Today, is also Bunsen Burner Day. And, tomorrow is a brand new day!
Don’t hide in your shell today. Don’t clam up. Get out and celebrate this special day!
Origin of Clam on the Half Shell Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
How to Make Sea Shell Candles
by Patricia B. Jensen
Make sea shell candles in advance and scatter them over the party table for a unique nautical decoration.
Or, with a little adult assistance, kids can make these beautiful candles to take home as party favors.
A great kids craft activity for a Spongebob party, Luau, Beach or Pool party.
Collecting sea shells along the beach is a favorite kids summer activity. Take it one step further by transforming their seaside treasures into beautiful decorations or kids make-and-take party favors. This easy sea shell candle craft shows you how.
When completed, scatter sea shell candles about your party table along with other beach souvenirs, such as starfish and sand dollars. Larger shells can be used as unique centerpieces, or accent pieces in the bedroom or bath.
The perfect souvenir for a seaside-themed party.
What you’ll need:
Bar of paraffin
Metal wick holders
double boiler with a pouring lip
pieces of colored candles
Clean shells in a 10% bleach solution. Rinse with cool water and let dry.
Cut up the paraffin block into smaller chunks with a sharp knife. Melt them in the top of the double boiler by heating the water below to a slow simmer. Use the paraffin as is, or you may wish to add bits of colored wax for different color combinations. This is a great way to use up your old candle stubs. Experiment with color blends, but remember that the wax will be a shade darker when it dries.
Cover a steady surface with plastic or newspapers. Balance one of the shells on a small cup and slowly pour in the melted wax. Immediately place the wick and wick holder in the center of the shell. Leave wax to cool for at least 30 minutes so all the wax will harden fully.
Light up and enjoy your beautiful sea shell candles!
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