Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Today we have a fun kid craft that we actually made as a gift for Father's Day: Sandy Candle Holders! We saw this candle holder made out of beans and glue (thanks to Craft Gossip), and while we liked the idea, we didn't think beans were the right medium for us. But we did have a big bag of sand, so we wondered if we could mix it with glue and create a fun gift for dad Turns out we could...and you can too!
What You Need:
- School glue
- Plastic cup (or other object to use as a mold)
- Tea light
- Ribbon or other decorative materials
Once you are happy with the way it feels, press your sand into your container. Make sure you press it nice and tight - we found that pressing another cup into the sand helped to make it nice and firm.
Then press your tea light into the wet sand to make the right sized indentation.
Remove your tealight and tip out your wet candle holder. Let it dry at least 24 hours (depending on how big your candle holder is and how much glue you used), checking on it every so often to see if it's ready (ours took a few days to dry).
Once it's dry, you can decorate it. Our boys wanted to use ribbon, which they picked out themselves.
Then just pop in a tea light! This was a fun project, especially since the kids could pretty much do it themselves!
And Dad loved it!