These kid’s art candle votives are made out of all that great artwork kids tend to produce the first 12 years of life! You can get your kid’s artwork of the fridge and still display it in a very clever way that will have everyone asking where you bought them.
These simple Kid’s Art luminaries are perfect for decorating the kitchen table, the coffee table, or even as gifts for the grandparents and other family members.
You can make this simple craft project in less than an hour. Just be sure to add in the time for drying and you should be fine.
To Make These Simple Kid’s Art Candle Votives You Will Need:
Pastel Acrylic paint (optional)
Tissue Paper, Constructing Paper (optional)
The first steps to have the kids start helping you cut words and images out of the Art they have made over the years. They can make a whole pile of their cut outs and then start creating.
Now, the you and the kids need to thoroughly wash out their empty food jars with soap and water. Then dry them completely.
I like to use old pickle jars and spaghetti jars for this craft project. They are just the right shape to hold a pillar candle.
Now, use the paintbrush to paint some decoupage medium on the front of the cut out from the Kid’s Art.
Have the kid’s reach their small hands in to the jar and place them facing out.
Now, use the paintbrush dipped into decoupage to paint on the backside of the Kid’s Art cut out.
Continue this process around the entire inside of the empty food jar. They can create a scene or even a design with the cutouts or even cut out simple words all over the jar.
Now, let the decoupage medium dry completely.
Now, take your acrylic paint. Pour some into the glass jar and start swirling it around to coat the inside. Once the inside is coated you can pour out any excess. Let this dry.
Cut of a piece of once the inside is coated you can pour out any excess. Let this dry. Ribbon that is about 2 feet long. Tie this around the ridges at the top of the empty food jar.
You can tie it off in a beautiful bow or even tuck in the rough edges and glue them down. Any kind of ribbon will do. I love the colored ribbon that has a bunch of pom poms hanging off of it.
Fill the bottom 2 inches of the newly decorated Kid’s Art candle votive with some sand. Any kind of sand will do.
Now, place the candle inside. Be sure to set on a flat and stable surface before you light the candle.
The decoupage will dry clear; so do not worry about how it looks going on.
Once the inside is coated you can pour out any excess. Let this dry.
Be sure to buy a candle that fits loosely into your jar. You want at least 1 to 2 inches of space between the jar and the Once the inside is coated you can pour out any excess. Let this dry. Candleholder.