You Will Need:
Cabbage head (Peel off outer layers for a brain specimen)
A fennel bulb with the fronds cut off for a heart
Cauliflower head, optional
Celery root, optional
Glass vases or jars
Small suction cup
Optional Candle Materials:
1. Attach a cauliflower head to the metal part of a small suction cup, and secure it to the inside of a glass vase. You can also experiment with other fruits and vegetables instead of cauliflower, such as grapes or celery root.
2. Fill jar with water (water should cover top of cauliflower head).
3. Dye water with one or two drops of food coloring.
4. Pour wax granules on top of water and lace wicks in granules. A 1-inch layer of granules burns for about 1 hour.
My notes: You can also use tonic water, it glows in black light! For glowing colors you can use fluorescent poster paint or fluorescent acrylic paint and mix with water. You can also find fluorescent paint meant for water online. Highlighter pens work great too, break them open and squeeze a few drops into the water. Check out Marthas how-to video instructions.
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