Friday, July 25, 2008

Mother's going GREEN Day 60 - Children's Eco-Craft

Today's craft will add some sparkle to our summer nights on the deck.

Tin Decorative Candle Holders

You will need:

-- Tin Cans
-- Hammer
-- Nail
-- Tea Light Candle
-- Safety Glasses

Instructions (with an adults help if required):

-- It is best that you fill the cans with water and then freeze them - it just makes it easier.
-- Draw a design on the cans (after the water has frozen)
-- With a hammer and a nail punch out the design (this is when you may need the safety glasses)
-- Allow ice to melt. (I stuck mine in the garden where the sun melted the ice quickly and the water then went into the garden - rather than wasting it)
-- Insert the tea light candle
-- You may need to flatten out the bottom of the can especially if it pop out with the ice being in it.

And there you have it - A nice decorative candle holder.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

This is such a great project! I've made tin can luminaries for Halloween decorations and for softly lighting up summer nights. The bottoms of my cans always bow out like that, too. It makes them wobbly but I haven't had great luck banging them back evenly so I usually add a handle (thin gauge wire) and make them hanging luminaries. So pretty either way and a great craft for kids.