One of the things that I really enjoy about Christmas are the lights.
I love the lights on threes and bushes, on the eaves of houses, around windows, and especially on Christmas trees!
Our little community has light displays that they float on our little pond. The lights reflect on the water and are so pretty!
Then, just down the road from us in a park, is a festival of lights that you drive through to enjoy. Fun!
And, I love candles, too! There something about a flickering candle that really adds to the atmosphere of your home.
But open flames and small grandchildren don’t go together! Especially when you’re crafting with them.
But! I have a little candle craft that your grandkids can do that won’t burn their little fingers or burn the house down!
You don’t need very many items to make these candles.You probably already have everything you need:
- toilet paper tube for every grandchild (maybe even a couple per child . . .)
- stick glue
- assortment of card stock paper
But first! You’ve got to check out the toilet paper tubes to see if they are craft worthy,
Yup! They are good to go.
First, select then color of paper that you want for your candle. Emma chose white. White candles are nice,
Cut out a piece that will fit around the tube. Then, glue it on. (You could use invisible tape if you want.)
I don’t have pictures of the next few steps . . . Where was my photographer? (Where’s grandpa when you need him?) Sigh . . .
Cut a circle of the yellow card stock. Cut a small triangle out of the orange card stock and glue it on to the yellow circle. This is the ‘flame.’ (I cut wavy sides of the triangle to make it look more flame-like.)
Cut slits about 1/2 inch down on the sides of the tube. Slip the flame into the slits. You’re done!
Emma is proud of her candle!
You’ll notice that she decided to draw some designs on her white candle. Which is fine! I love her creativity.
When I made the candles with some grandsons, they chose to make a red and yellow candle. But, they didn’t want to draw designs on their candle. Which is fine! The main purpose of making this craft with the kiddos is to have fun spending time together — not making elegant crafts (especially at this age!).
They are proud of their candles, too.
But then their candles had to go on top of their head. Why of course! Isn’t that what everybody does with their candles? Boys will be boys . . .
Have a very merry time making Christmas candles with your grandkids!