Friday, November 13, 2009

Cool Crafts: Craft Stick Luminary

This cool craft for kids is an easy holiday craft. Whether for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas; choose your wooden shapes to correspond to the current holiday.


* craft sticks
* small wooden geometric shapes
* wax paper
* white glue
* tea-light or votive candle

Read through the instructions before starting so that you understand how this craft stick luminary is constructed.

Cut out a 24" piece of wax paper and lay it on a work surface. Starting at the bottom left corner, glue four craft sticks onto the wax paper in the shape of a box. Glue down another box of four craft sticks right alongside the first box. Repeat this process two more times so you end up with four boxes in a row, glued to the wax paper. Arrange your wooden shapes inside each box to make any design you like. Glue the shapes in place. Let everything dry completely.

Trim the wax paper right to the edge of the craft sticks along the top. Trim the wax paper half an inch from the side of the last box, so that you have a flap of paper to attach the box together. Fold the wax paper with the craft sticks attached, so that you have a box. Glue the flap to the inside of the craft stick to secure the box. Set your candle inside and enjoy!

If you're looking for more eco-friendly green crafts projects then click on over to Activity Tray For Kids Art Projects. This kids craft project is not only easy but made with 100% recycled materials, so it's a green craft project. Green AND easy, ya gotta love that!

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