Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall Luminaries

Jenny, at My Three Girls, found this very pretty craft and we just had to make it. It came from the Kaboose website, which is just full of great activities to do with the kids.
First, we gathered our materials:
glass tealight candle holders
tealight candles
white glue
leaf stickers
tissue paper
Note: Jenny used real leaves, and they were just beautiful. I saw the stickers above at the craft store, and then remembered this activity, (I often do crafts backwards-get supplies first, and then look for a craft after the purchase)

Since we used stickers and not real leaves, we just stuck the stickers to the glass candle holder.

Mix white glue with equal parts water, and brush this onto the glass. We did this in little sections at a time, because my crafters tend to craft s-l-o-w-l-y. We then stuck tissue paper that we had torn into small pieces onto the glue.

After putting the tissue paper onto the glass, "paint" another layer of glue over all the tissue.
When extra-small children get up from their nap early, quickly get the help of a nearby teenager, or everything will get very sticky. If the three year old sticks his finger in the glue and says, "This is glue, Kimmy, eat it!", don't let Kimmy eat it and then remove the three year old from the work area.
Let this dry for a few hours, and then place a tea light inside and sit back and admire your beautiful work.


Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful! I love it! Thank for sharing. :)

Cay G. said...

How beautiful!
What a perfect Autumn craft.
Thanks for sharing.

MaryM said...

Those are lovely Joanne - I think we may just make some larger ones as Martinmas lanterns.

Beck's Bounty said...

WOW !! Thanks for sharing this great project.

You could also do snowflakes (stickers) and make some for wintertime / the holidays.

God Bless.

molly said...

How lovely and quite doable! Thanks for the idea.

Inna D. said...

They are beautiful! I like Kaboose very much, too :)

Ruth said...

These are great, Joann! We're going to try to make these.

heavenly bliss said...

We love your candles. Wasn't it fun?! We think we will experiment with "other stuff" as well.
xoxo Jenny, Georgia and Josie

Louise said...

This is really neat! I have been meanning to tell you how I love your blog!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...


You do wonderful projects with your children!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

Beautiful! We're going to have to try this one!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! These would make cute teacher gifts. Add candy corn to enjoy and a votive to burn wrapped up cute. What teacher would not want this.