What You’ll Need
- Air-dry clay
- Craft gems
- Battery-powered candle
What to Do
- Shape a candle holder from air-dry clay. Wet your finger and press gently to smooth out any cracks. Let the clay dry.
- Create decorations, such as flowers, from the clay. Let them dry. Glue them to the candle holder.
- Glue craft gems, beads, and other decorations to the holder. Place a battery-powered candle into the middle of the candle holder.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: Use your candle holder on other special occasions: your birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s—anytime you want to shine a light. On ordinary days, use your Diwali candle holder as a comforting night-light next to your bed or in the bathroom.
For older kids: Shape the air-dry clay into small dishes to give as gifts, to hold trinkets or keys. Instead of gems in each flower, substitute buttons, stones, pasta, or game pieces for a different look.