This year our family is doing a card fundraiser at the school with half of the proceeds going to build a community playground and the other half to Doctors without Borders, so we have been busy making all sorts of different cards.

Many winter celebrations focus on light- whether it be lighting Advent candles, the menorah or the kinara.  Create these cards to convey the warmth of the light this season.

Materials

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  • Watercolour paper (you could use cardstock too)
  • Craft tray
  • Glue gun/glue
  • Watercolour paints
  • Cord, yarn etc.
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Circle punch  (You can always use a circular cap, trace around it and cut out the circles too!)
  • Glitter glue

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  • Blank card sets (or fold cardstock in half to make your own cards!)

We always find a smock helpful too!

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Directions

  • Don your smock. Paint one of your papers with glitter glue and allow to dry overnight.  (Our toddler was all over this, but you certainly don’t need quite this amount of glue!)

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  • Once dry, paint over your glitter glue to form your sparkly light.  Paint other sheets with the colours that you would like for your candles.  Allow to dry overnight.

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Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

  • Cut your paper into strips and then cut your strips to form your candles.

Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

  • Punch your glittery paper with your circle punch, forming your light.

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  • Glue a wick one end of your cut-out candles.

Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

  • Glue your candles onto your card, lining up the bottom of the candle with the bottom of the card.

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Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

  • Glue the back of your light and slide it under your wick.

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  • Repeat as many times as you like.

Handmade Candle Cards with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Purpose

  • Learning about various holidays/ celebrations and symbols associated them.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors and a glue gun with care and adult supervision.
  • Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose.
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