Santa Candles the kids can make


A easy DIY Santa Candle Craft the kids can make for the Holidays. 

Last week my oldest and I sat down together to work on a little Christmas project while the little ones were sleeping, We made this simple Santa Candle craft and they turned out so cute I had to share them with ya!

Santa Candles made from small jars 
Want to make one too?? I knew ya would!

Santa Candle Craft


What you need:

Jar of any size, lid removed (we used a baby food jar and a sandwich pickle jar)
Red tissue paper (cut or ripped into pieces)
Paint brush
Black felt or construction paper
Tab off of a beverage can

Get to it!

Thin the glue a little bit with some water and brush onto jar. Stick pieces of the red tissue onto the jar and work your way around the jar covering the bottom as well and right up to the rim. If your child is having a hard time holding the jar steady, a handy tip is to stick a clean side in a bit of playdough to hold it still.

Once completely covered, brush over top of the tissue with more glue to flatten all the pieces down and seal it together.

Cut your felt to fit around the middle of the jar just wide enough to slip through the can tab and stick the belt onto jar while the glue is still wet.

Let dry upside down on a piece of waxed paper so you don’t mess up the bottom of the jar.

When dry, pop a tealight into the bottom of the jar and light! They look pretty impressive, Big Brother was so excited about it and we used them to set the holiday mood on our table!

This Santa Candle craft is fun for all ages and make a pretty decoration or a thoughtful homemade Christmas gift for the holidays.

If you love making homemade gifts, check out these cute Snowman Gift Pots as well.

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  1. Multi-Testing Mommy says
  2. Katrina Brady says
  3. Maple Leaf Mommy says
  4. These are adorable. #pintorials

  5. Definitely going to make these this winter! Love it!

  6. Debbie White Beattie says

    These jars are so cute, I can’t believe they are homemade by your son, they’re really good !

  7. Thank you for sharing! I’m going to get everything ready for my granddaughter to make two for her mom and dad Christmas gift.

  8. kathy downey says

    Thanks i’m going to try these with the grandkids !!

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    These are lovely and yet simple enough for kids to make themselves. A lovely decoration too. 🙂

  10. Elva Roberts says

    This is such a pretty candle holder. It is so easy, I think, for a child to make(with a bit of supervision). Any child would be delighted to have their handiwork on display. Thank you for this and other children’s crafts.

  11. Darren Scrubb says

    Creative ideas of art I will be happy to see next Christmas.


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