Friday, December 6, 2013

{DIY} Cheap and Easy Nativity Candles

We made these super easy nativity candles in our classroom this week. The total cost was less than $1.00 per candle. I recycled mason jars that I already had. Each candle used half a sheet of vellum (25 cents) and one battery operated candle (about 50 cents each). We used scrap ribbon to embellish each one (free!). The project took us about 35 to 40 minutes to complete.

They would make a great project for a classroom party or cub scout den meeting. Or just make a few for your mantel with your own little ones.

Print out the free patterns below on a piece of vellum. I gave my students a choice between two different nativity scenes.

Color the vellum with some colored pencils.

Attach the vellum to the outside of a mason jar. Embellish with ribbon. Then insert a battery-operated or real tea light inside.

These photos didn't really show how pretty the nativity looked. It almost had the appearance of stained glass.

Nativity Candle Patterns

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