ages 3 and up with Adult Supervision
I enjoy crafting with my children, so we always take time to create seasonal-themed crafts. We made Valentine slime last year and this year we created these pretty Valentine candle holders. We used recycled materials and things we already had on hand, so this craft costs us nothing. It can get messy so I suggest laying a towel or newspaper on your work surface before beginning.
- tissue paper in any color
- votive holders or recyled glass jars (we reused holders from other candles, but you can find votive holders for $1)
- Melissa & Doug child safe scissors
- Mod Podge (or watered down white glue)
- foam brushes
30 minutes craft time, overnight dry time
cover your work surface
- Begin by covering your work surface.
- Cut or tear the tissue paper into small pieces- all shapes and sizes. This is a great opportunity for young children to practice their cutting skills, but if your child isn't comfortable with scissors, tearing the papers works too.
- Cover the candle holder in a layer of Mod Podge.
- Apply the tissue paper and smooth it out as you go. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth. Cover the entire outer surface. We found it easier to turn the holder upside down and work from the bottom.
- Apply another coat of Mod Podge (or your watered down glue) as a sealer over the tissue paper.
- Let it dry overnight or for several hours.
If you are worried about the mess of glue, trying using the Melissa & Doug Non-Roll Glue Sticks for your first layer. The size of these glue sticks are great for little hands and are easy to apply.
ItsGravyBaby.com where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, decor ideas, product reviews, and every day life. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Justin, and together they have two children- Bryson (4) and Bella (2). As a stay at home mom, she works with her children daily, reading to them, doing preschool at home, learning through play, and creating kid-friendly masterpieces.