Earth Hour Candle Craft
On Saturday evening, March 28th, we celebrate Earth Hour by turning off the lights for one hour starting at 8:30 pm local time until 9:30pm. You can show your commitment to our planet by joining in this annual celebration. Here is a fun little candle craft so you will be ready when the lights go out!
This clever little process transfers a drawing onto a candle.
Supplies needed for this candle craft:
white tissue paper
Directions for this Candle Craft:
Step One: First, cut a piece of white tissue paper the width of your candle and just long enough for ends to meet when wrapped around the candle.
Step Two: Carefully draw on the tissue paper with markers. Make the drawing colorful!
Step Three: Cut a piece of wax paper that fits around the candle. Allow some extra to serve as a handle. First wrap the colored tissue paper around the candle. Next wrap the wax paper over the tissue paper. Hold with the extra wax paper. Use a hair dryer on hot to slightly melt the tissue paper into the candle. It gets hot so it helps to wear a glove to protect your fingers. You will see a slight gloss and color change. Don’t let the candle get wet and drippy. Just heat it enough to attach the tissue paper. Give it a try on a small area and you will get the hang of it.
Step Four: Once you are finished remove wax paper and you have an amazing candle to celebrate Earth Hour.
Don’t forget to put it into a candle holder to make it safe!Published March 26, 2015. Last updated March 26, 2015.