Homemade votive candle holders for Valentines Day – an easy homemade gift for toddlers and preschoolers to make and give.
We love crafting for Valentine’s Day here in my home daycare. The hooligans love making something special to give their moms and dads for Valentine’s day, and we just love being surrounded by all the red and pink crafts supplies as we craft our way to Valentine’s day.
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What you’re going to need:
- glass jar
- Mod Podge (or white glue, slightly watered down)
- paint brushes
- tissue paper cut/torn into 1 inch squares
If you’re using Mod Podge, you can get right to it, but if you’re using white glue, you’ll first need to mix a little water into it. Not a lot. Just enough to make it a bit thinner and runnier than it usually is.
What you’re going to do:
The hooligans started by coating their jars with a layer of glue. We used sponge brushes for this. They’re great for soaking up and spreading the glue around, but I’m sure a regular paintbrush would be just fine.
You may have to help really young ones with this final step: With a little glue on the brush, gently tap down any pieces of tissue paper that are sticking out from the glass. This puts a final coat on the jar as well, sealing everything, and adding some shine.
We set our jars on a cookie rack to dry, and after a couple of hours, we popped a tea light into each of them, and tried them out!
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