I introduced Madeline (11) to Pinterest, and as I suspected, it was love at first click. She uses Pinterest a bit differently then most, I believe – or perhaps this is what most people do. She finds an idea and just uses the picture to try to find out how it was made. Through guess and test she figures out how to complete the project, or sometimes creates something entirely different then the original!
This tissue paper candle craft for kids was a picture she saw on Pinterest. The original is super cute with big circle tissue paper dots in pale colours. It would be lovely for birthday’s! You can read the entire original tutorial over at Carolyn’s Homework. In fact she provides a tutorial for 3 cute Spring candles!
As it turns, out the method Madeline used was quite different then Carolyn’s Homework. And skipped a lot of steps. And worked great! I guess it goes to show that being creative and exploring on your own can really pay of.
Madeline made these candles for New Years Eve. Since we will be away this New Years we were looking for some simple crafting projects to bring with us. This tissue paper candle craft is ideal. All we need to bring are candles and tissue paper!
To make this tissue paper candle craft for kids
The method Madeline used was so simple:
First she cut out shapes from tissue paper – she chose holly leaves and little holly berries.
Next she used the blow dryer on high hot heat to melt the candle wax at the base of the candle.
Then she stuck the tissue paper leaves and berries to the candle.
The wax dried very quickly, and she was only able to stick one or two pieces of tissue paper before having to melt the wax again with the hair dryer.
This method for making a tissue paper candle was very simple and turned out beautifully, but was also a little fussy. Sometime as she was melting the wax with the hair dryer the previously placed tissue paper would fly off. It was just a matter of holding the hair dryer at the right angle to avoid that problem.
I asked Madeline if she wanted to see how the original tissue paper candle craft was created and she did. After she read the tutorial I asked her what she thought. She said that the wax paper would stop the other tissue paper pieces from blowing off so it may make the craft go a bit smoother – and allow for more complicated designs. Very true. Perhaps next time!
Either way we make it this tissue paper candle craft for kids will be a hit at our New years Eve party!
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