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Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

christmas candle kids craft Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Pretty Christmas Candle Craft Made From Recycled Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls

I am forever looking for ways to use old paper towel and toilet paper rolls for crafts.  We’ve got ours set up as a holiday centerpiece, but you could easily make this into a Hanukkah craft by creating them in different sizes and adding the “flames” each night.

What You Need to Make Paper Towel (and Toilet Paper) Roll Candles

  • Paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls
  • White glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Aluminum foil
  • Yellow permanent marker
  • Tape
Paper Towel Roll Candles Craft Supplies 179x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Paper Towel Roll Candles Craft Supplies

Craft Candle Drips from White Glue 179x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Start by creating lines of glue around the top of your paper towel rolls. It looks better if you make them different lengths and leave a glob of glue at the bottom of each.

Making Flames for Paper Towel Roll Candles Craft 179x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Draw flames onto your aluminum foil with the yellow marker and fill them in.

Cut Out Candle Craft Flames 300x179 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Cut out the flames with scissors. I left a bit of extra foil at the bottom of each so I could use it to tape the flame to the candle craft.

Painting Paper Towel Rolls for Candles 179x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Once the glue has dried and you've put on your cat costume, it's time to paint the paper towel and toilet paper rolls. This is a very messy experience.

Finished Paper Towel Candle Craft 179x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Tape the flames to the inside of the paper towel rolls. We added a little fake holly to make a centerpiece. You could also glue them to a painted paper plate for a holiday centerpiece that is a little easier to move.

Closeup View of Wax Drips 179x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

Here's a little better view of how the wax "drips" turned out.

LED Candle for Paper Towel Craft 192x300 Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids

I realized later that those LED tealight candles will fit in the top, too. Just stuff some newspaper, tissue paper, etc. into the top and set the LED light on top of it.

 

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One comment for “Recycled Craft: Christmas Candle Craft Project for Kids”

  1. I made advent wreaths similar to your project. If you use a square of yellow or gold tissue for the flame and stuff it inside the tube like you do when packing a gift bag, the flames can be lit and snuffed simply by pulling the tissue up or pushing it down inside the tube. The fun continues!

    Posted by Georgina Doss | December 15, 2012, 10:35 am

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