This is a post from my classroom blog (two students wrote it…) – but with Mother’s Day around the corner I wanted to share it here, too! The candles were from the dollar store and I used ink, tissue paper, and other supplies I had on hand so for my class of 25 it cost $25. You can also run the tissue paper through the printer (tape it to a piece of cardstock) to get a more “polished” look – but I love that the kids wrote notes to their mom and it’s in their handwriting!
Mother’s Day means a lot to many people and we wanted to honor the women who are helping us be our best everyday. We created custom candles for Mother’s Day gifts.
Each student needs a white pillar candle, some white tissue paper, and stamps and stamp pads to share. An adult who is helping you needs a heat tool such as a blow dryer or a heat gun on low.
Stamp what you want on the tissue paper. Try not to get it on the table. It would be good to put down newspaper to keep the ink off the table.
Trim the tissue paper around the design and place it where you want it on the candle.
Then use the heat tool or blow dryer to gently melt the wax under and around the tissue paper. The tissue paper will disappear into the wax. One video we watched said to wrap the candle in wax paper before you heat it up. Mrs. G said she might try it that way next time. We used a heat gun thingy. It didn’t take much.
You can also use markers to write on the tissue paper if you want a hand written note.
Then decorate a brown paper bag to wrap it in.
Then give it to your mom. She’ll love it.
written by two students
photos (and minor editing) by Our teacher