Fun Day Monday

As it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday we have been feeling the love here in my childminding service. Last week we made our mums and dads (and grans!) a very sweet little candle holder.

If you want to make one too this is what you will need:

  • A shallow glass jar (we used some from a well known chocolate dessert company that I had saved but a jam jar is just as good)
  • PVA glue
  • A paintbrush
  • Tissue paper (we used pink, purple and red) cut up into small pieces
  • An apron


and this is what you need to do:

  • Put the apron on your little one
  • Show your little one how to stick a piece of tissue paper onto the glass jar
  • Let them go for it and cover their jar using all the different colours
  • When they tell you that it’s finished give the tissue paper another coat of PVA glue and allow to dry
  • Pop a tealight candle into the holder and enjoy the warmth of the glow (remember never to leave a candle unattended and always keep it out of reach of your little one)