We have a thing here in South Africa called load shedding: our electricity supply gets cut off for a certain period on some days to help lighten the country’s use of electricity. Some days we don’t have power when it gets dark, so we often use candles for some light. The kids made this candle holder from a plastic bottle for those times.
Let me just clarify: this holder is to be used by adult only, since it could be dangerous when not used carefully.
I cut the top of a plastic 2 liter bottle off, and the kids decorated it with sharpies(markers). It started out as a collaborative project, but at the end my 2 year old finished it.
He quite enjoyed drawing with the markers. This is great for fine motor skills, pencil control skills and hand eye coordination, to name a few. And look at that concentration!
We used to make these holders at Christmas time for Carols by Candlelight. A lot of glitter, red and green colours can a simple bottle into a lovely Christmas candle holder!
In fact, we need to make more of these holders, because it works great as a holder when turned around too. Just place on a paper plate to catch the wax and voila!
Belinda Silva says
This is so cute to see how the kids are involved in this upcycling process. My admiration for that!!
What a great up-cycle craft to do with the kids!