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This little light of mine

Just thought I would share this cute little craft we made yesterday with some other homeschooling friends. So easy! We are going to make a few for Valentine's Day presents.

All you need is a small jar......baby food jars work great as well as salsa jars....some colored tissue paper, glue, a paintbrush and salt.

Cut or tear up assorted colors of tissue paper (kids love to shred/cut paper, at least mine do)

Put glue in a little container and add some water to thin it out. Brush on jar. Try to cover the majority of the jar with the pieces of tissue paper. Overlapping produces pretty colors and patterns. Just don't layer too much as you want the light to shine through.

Take your brush with more glue mixture after and lightly tap down any loose edges and try to "seal" it up. Then, while glue is still wet....roll in a dish of salt. This gives your candle that extra sparkle. Allow to dry fully and pop a little votive candle in...voila!

(*I couldn't believe how pretty they looked last night when the lights were dim)

We attached a little card with the John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

There are a couple of other great Scriptures you could use as well (thanks, BibleGateway.com):

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

Well that's it for me, today.....
Happy Friday!


Tanya said...

I love your little light, I gotta try it, my 4 year old would live this project.

Megan said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

This would be a great project for my girls! I remember doing something similar at church camp - way back when. Thank you for participating!

Sharon said...

What a great idea! The boys would love to do anything that involves cutting and glue! :)

Sherry said...

Great idea! I've never seen this done with the salt part. Very cool.

sunnymama said...

Very pretty and I like the salt idea too.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I've never heard of the salt technique. We'll have to give that a try!


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