All you need is a babyfood jar (cleaned out), some blue and green tissue paper, and some glue. (You'll need to thin out the glue to the consistency of paint -- approximately 3 tbsp glue for each 1 tbsp water.)
Here's how easy it is to make one of these adorable tealights with your little one:
First, cut the tissue paper into little squares. They don't have to be uniform or a certain size because they are going to be layered onto the jar.
Then, using a paintbrush, apply glue to a small section of the babyfood jar, and attach a piece of tissue paper. Continue to apply glue and tissue paper until the entire jar is covered.
Finally, wait for the glue to dry, and then apply a thin coat of glue over the top of the tissue paper.
My boys love making these, and you can change the colors to suit any occasion.
Just make sure to never leave a child alone with a burning candle. Battery operated tealights might be a safer choice.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy on facebook)
*Originally posted at Okanagan4Kids.com on April 17, 2012.