Spring Craft - A tea light holder
Spring is in the air - the daffodils are out and we're looking forward to some evenings spending time outside. To make the evenings special we're making a Spring Craft - a spring themed tea light holders to put out in the evening with the kids. Last year we made a Winter Themed tea light holder which has been sitting waiting for some other seasons to join it and we've finally got around to joining it with a Spring theme Tea Light Holder - I made this with J for Mother's Day in the UK as a perfect gift to give to a mum or a grandma.
What you need to make a Spring Tea Light Holder
Tissue Paper in spring colours
PVA (white) glue
How to make a Spring Tea Light Holder
Looking through our tissue paper collection J chose colours that reminded him of spring - pink, orange, yellow, blue (we have very little green at the moment as the leaves haven't started to appear so it doesn't form part of Spring for him yet but would go well as well). I then tore the paper into strips and J took over tearing the paper into squares. A great activity for fine motor skills and something that Toddlers as well as preschoolers can join in with.
Once the paper was torn we mixed together equal parts of PVA (white) glue and water to create a solution J then painted it onto the jam jar.
We then added the torn up tissue paper to the jam jar covering it with the glue/water mix afterwards to create a seal that makes the jar water proof so it can be kept in the garden what ever the weather.
We then put it on the side and left it to dry. With the candle in because of the colours it produces a warm glow and will look great on the garden table come the summer. So that it can hang up we added some wire to form a loop around the top and a handle.
These make a perfect Mother's Day Gift for kids to make and will make the summer evenings to come extra special with the little gift on the table.