Want a craft that you can do with her that is easy and inexpensive?
(Well duh! I’d rather do a super hard and super expensive craft with my granddaughter said no one ever!)
Now that I’ve gotten that all settled, lemme tell you about a craft that your granddaughters will love doing with you. I call it the do-it-with-duct-tape-votive-craft. Or, votive craft for short.
Oh, by the way. I did not receive any Duct Tape products for doing this craft. Nor did I receive any remuneration from them. In fact, the great folks at Duct Tape aren’t even aware that I even exist. (They sure are missing out if you ask me!)
That being said, you could use Washi tape just as easily as you could Duct Tape. I used Duct Tape because out of the Duct Tape and Washi tape that I saw, I liked this pattern and color best.
This craft is so easy that you can whip these little fellas out in just a few minutes. And when you find the glass votives for only 77 cents, that makes this craft even cheaper!
Here are the supplies that you need.
glass votives (as many as your little pea pickin’ heart desires)
Duct Tape (again, as many designs or colors as you want)
tea lights from the dollar store (one for each glass votive that you have)
Measure around your glass votive. Cut a piece of tape that is about 1/4 inch longer so the tape will overlap a smidgeon. I started out with the tape with the colored zigzag design.
(I put marks on the votive for the first piece that I put on. Then I got lazy and just eyeballed the placement of the rest of the tape. I didn’t do too bad. . . sort of . . . )
Then I measured out a piece of the yellow tape so it would go around the glass votive. Then, I cut it in half so that I had skinnier pieces of tape so I would have skinny stripes. I put that below the zigzag tape.
Then, I took the remaining piece of yellow tape and cut that in half again so that I had two really skinny pieces. I put them above the zigzag tape. (By the way, cutting the small yellow strips of tape was challenging because it kept sticking to my scissors!)
Young tween granddaughters can make the tea lights with just one or two stripes of Duct Tape because it doesn’t take much small motor skill.
Teen granddaughters might be interested in doing more intricate designs. They have a little bit more dexterity (both in cutting the Duct Tape and in handling it) than younger granddaughters.
Put in the battery-powered tea lights from the dollar store and then turn out the lights and have a candle light tea party.