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Gifts Kids Can Make: Decorated Candles

| November 27, 2013 | 10 Comments

I have been making our recycled advent candles again recently (in essence following the same process as for our Easter Eggs Candles but with a “normal” mold). Red Ted asked if he could draw some numbers on our candles (1 through to 4 for the 4 Advent Sundays) which made me think – why not draw on the candles? I love how these are a great gifts kids can make – be it for Christmas, be it as a gift to teacher or even for Mother’s Day or a gift on Valentines! More Than a Momma actually came up with a very clever “transfer” idea – when I first saw the post, I thought she had used a special kit, but no! It is super clever. Check it out. But in the meantime we found that permanent markers worked too.

Gift ideas for Kids - super easy and thrifty upcycled candles and decorated by the kids. These make AWESOME practical teacher's presents too!

Materials: Plain candles, marker pens (we actually found that Stabilo and BIC worked better than Sharpies in this instance!) 

With the Sharpies it helped if we scribbled on paper in between drawing – to help get the ink flowing if that makes sense. I would do that with all the pens you used at the end to make sure they are still working properly!

1) Make your candles

Gifts That Kids Can Make

2) Design a pattern.

Gift Ideas for Kids - Candles

3) Get drawing!

Art Candles for Kids to make

I love that Red Ted wanted to make his as a gift for teacher! So sweet of him.

Art Candles - Gifts for Kids to Make

Pip Squeak’s Flowers would be great for a Mother’s Day Gift?

DIY Candles

And why not do hearts for a Valentine’s Day Gift?!

Looking for more Gifts Kids Can  Make ideas? Here are some of our favourite from the year gone by:

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids To Make

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Category: Christmas, Gifts That Kids Can Make, Kids Craft, Mothers Day, Valentines

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  1. What pretty candles! I would love to get something like that from a child I knew!

  2. Melissa Grace says:

    What texture of candle is the best surface for marker pens?

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