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.
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
2) Design a pattern.
3) Get drawing!
I love that Red Ted wanted to make his as a gift for teacher! So sweet of him.
Pip Squeak’s Flowers would be great for a Mother’s Day Gift?
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: