Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A little light

We had a little rainbow themed birthday party here this weekend, and it being November, I wanted an indoor activity for the kids to do. I'm thinking what kid doesn't like to play with sticky glue and light stuff on fire? Plus it's the season of St. Martin, and as Germans, we have a tradition of crafting lanterns right around now. Traditionally, children carry them around the neighborhood while singing songs, and we've done that in the past, too. I dug up some pictures from a couple of years ago to show you: 

But back to the craft at hand: We upcycled jars from tomato sauce and the likes, covered them in diluted Elmer's School Glue and then stuck one layer of tissue paper on it. Smoothing the paper down with more glue will make the parents' OCD happy, but it's optional and the more 'textured' look works fine, too. We dried them upside down, which didn't take long.

It's one of those craft project where different age kids can all produce nice results because even a totally holey pattern of random colors will look nice once the candle inside is lit. We filled the jars about halfway with water, and used unscented floating candles inside.

A little light is just what we needed in this increasingly dark and dreary season... as I'm looking outside right now, I see the first flurries of snow!

http://www.creadienstag.de/2013/11/099.html  Nimm gern mit http://discoveringtheworldthroughmysonseyes.blogspot.com/2013/11/creative-kids-culture-blog-hop-10.html


  1. So schön sind Eure Lichter geworden! Regenbogenfarben und überhaupt das Bunte sind ja ganz wunderbar, gerade für Kinder. Liebe Grüße!

  2. These turned out beautifully! A perfect craft for this time of year, and I love crafts that work for different age levels. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Kids Culture Hop!