First you paint three different sizes of toilet paper or paper towel rolls. We used red and yellow paint.
While you're waiting for that to dry, you put LOTS of glue ALL OVER a paper plate. It's not possible to put on too much, so don't worry...
Then you carefully place silk leaves and craft "dried grass" all over the gluey plate.
Then you add more glue! You position the three toilet paper rolls/candles on the plate, and you add the pine cones you collected yesterday.
You pick out some ribbon - I wanted RED! - and have Mommy tie a bow tie around the candles. As a finishing touch, you "light" the candles with tissue paper flame. Mommy wanted to use yellow, but I thought pink would be much better. So we compromised - one candle has yellow tissue, one has pink, and one has both!
And there's the finished candle decoration!
Here's the list of things I'm thankful for:
- Writing & drawing
- Soccer ball
- Uncle Jaques and Auntie Erika and Gabriel
Mommy's Note: If you're interested in playing along with 30 Days of Thanks, check out other bloggers who are doing this:
- From the Heart of My "Haus" (You can link up here.)
- Beyond Just Mom
- Granola Mom 4 God
- Out of the Miry Clay
- Munchkin Farm
- With My Soul