Jack O’ Lantern Votive

While this craft is certainly fun be sure that you stress fire safety to any children involved.

What you will need:

•one small baby food jar, cleaned with label removed. The lid is not needed.
•orange tissue paper or paper napkins
•mod podge or white glue
•a votive candle or tea light candle (tea lights are less likely to break the jar)
•paint brush, Q-tip or popsicle stick

Directions for the project: If you are using white glue you will want to begin by thinning it mix 1/2 glue and 1/2 water in a small container. If using paper napkins, separate the plies. Rip tissue paper or napkins into pieces about 1 inch by 1 inch. It is good if the pieces are jagged. Using the paint brush, Q-tip or popsicle stick, paint the baby food jar with the mod podge or thinned glue. Only paint the main jar area (not the part where you would screw the top on because you don’t want any paper to catch fire). Paste tissue paper all over the jar. Feel free to overlap pieces. Paint more glue over the top of any pieces that look a bit loose. Let dry completely. Cut out a jack-o-lantern face from black construction paper or from white paper and color it in then glue to the front. With adult supervision place a candle inside the jar.

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