Earth Day Craft

My name is Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy), and I am super excited to be visiting you on the West Coast today. :-)

I am a mom of three small boys (which I had in 3 1/2 years), so I like projects that are fun, easy, and inexpensive. The project I have for you today is no exception — tealight holders {in Earth Day colors} made from old babyfood jars. Cute, right?

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All you need is a babyfood jar (cleaned out), some blue and green tissue paper, and some glue. (You’ll need to thin out the glue to the consistency of paint — approximately 3 tbsp glue for each 1 tbsp water.)

Here’s how easy it is to make one of these adorable tealights with your little one:

First, cut the tissue paper into little squares. They don’t have to be uniform or a certain size because they are going to be layered onto the jar.

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Then, using a paintbrush, apply glue to a small section of the babyfood jar, and attach a piece of tissue paper. Continue to apply glue and tissue paper until the entire jar is covered.

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Finally, wait for the glue to dry, and then apply a thin coat of glue over the top of the tissue paper.

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I think we might make a bunch of these and have a candle lit {Earth Day} dinner. My boys would love it!
Happy Earth Day, and I hope you come visit me at East Coast Mommy some time.

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy on facebook)

If you liked this craft, be sure to check out the East Coast Mommy Kid Craft Club. A 4 month membership package is only $25.00 (including Canadian shipping and tax). Every month, members will receive a personalized letter and a craft kit containing the supplies to make that month’s craft.

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