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Monday, November 28, 2011
Christmas Candle Crafts
Everyone loves the glow of a candle at Christmas. Whatever your mood, candles have a tendency to create a sense of serenity and comfort. We like to get our toddlers involved in the decorating of the home, and here are some candle ideas for you. Enjoy!
FAKE SNOW CANDLES
What you need:
A close up of the fake snow I used
pour snow in shoe box....this contains the mess
my son using the paint brush to cover the jar in glue
rolling the jar in the snow
after one candle he was more interested in pretending the lighter was a leaf blower
on the dining room table :)
EPSOM SALT CANDLES
This involves the same process but we used epsom salt instead.
21M old putting glue on jar
"It's on my hand, Mommy!"
Dumping salt into container
My oldest decided her "people" needed to take a trip to the beach
Rolling candle in salt.
We did spray them with a clear gloss sealer after the glue dried. You can also apply the epsom salt right onto the candle. This will give you a sparkly candle instead of a luminary effect.
The pictures below are another decoration project my girls helped me with. VERY simple. We bought 6 vases from the Dollar Tree, dumped in a bit of epsom salt and added a tea light candle. We placed them on every other step going up the stairs. My girls love blowing these out as they walk up to bed. :-)