Spring Craft – A tea light holder

A Spring Tea Light Holder an easy gift for kids to make

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

Jam Jar
Tissue Paper in spring colours
PVA (white) glue
Water

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.

Tearing paper to create a Spring Tea Light Holder - a Great fine motor skills activity for preschoolers

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.

Creating gifts with kids to give to parents and/or teachers

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.

Making a Spring Themed Tea Light Holder

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.

Spring Tea Light Holder for kids to make

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.

A Spring Tea Light Holder an easy gift for kids to make

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

2 Comments

  1. Aww great photos and thanks for sharing. I was about to ask for the list, but I can that you have included it thanks 🙂

    My kids would love to do something like this.

    Sarah Midland

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