Looking for an easy, inexpensive craft for your kiddos? I've got you covered! These Tissue Paper Votives are fun to create and make a great gift to give to friends and family. Read on to learn more about this craft that will light up any room in your house!
-Glass Votives (we got our votives at the Dollar Tree, for a dollar!)
-Multiple colors of tissue paper
-Paper Punch - optional (we used a flower punch)
-Modge Podge or the like
Start by placing the Modge Podge on a plate to make it easy to access. Take the foam brush and paint the Modge Podge onto one side of the votive. Using the tissue paper squares or cut-outs, place onto the sticky Modge Podge. Feel free to overlap the tissue to make new colors! I created the flowers by using a paper punch and punching several pieces of tissue paper together at once. This was hard for the kids to do, so I took that job over. Once one side of the votive is done, move to another side. When all sides of the votive are covered, paint a coat of Modge Podge over the entire surface of tissue paper to create a protective coat. *Note: do not place tissue paper or Modge Podge on the inside of the votive where the candle will be burning.
When the votive dries, add a votive candle or tealight. Light it up and admire the colors and shapes that shine through! I have my kid made votives in my kitchen. I love how each of my kiddos used a different combination of colors. Plus, it is a little keepsake of something they made with their own tiny hands :)