Creating a candle is as simple as pouring layers into a glass. You can decorate a variety of candles to coordinate with your event or activity. Bands of sand create a candle that is cheerful and fun. You need several colors of sand, a candle, a drinking glass, a clear glass jar and a funnel. The length of time the project takes depends on how many layers of sand you want.
Select your sand colors
Decide on a theme for your candle creation and select the appropriate color sand. For example, if you want to decorate a patriotic candle, you would choose red, white and blue sand. If you want to create a Christmas theme, the colors you want aer red, green and white.
Fill your glass with sand
Fill a clear drinking glass with enough sand so that a votive candle sitting on the top rests below the glass rim. Set the glass inside a larger, clear glass vase or jar.
Fill your glass
Place the funnel in the glass vase or jar and use it to fill the gap between the two containers with layers of the colored sand you selected. Alternate between colors to create layers until you reach the rim of the drinking glass.