Mason Jar Candle Activity

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Updated on Dec 5, 2013

Warm up your home this winter with a mason jar craft that will bring light and festivity to any room! This simple winter craft reuses a favorite material of crafters everywhere, the mason jar, and engages children in an indoor art project. Place it on a dining table, mantel, along a walkway, or give it to a loved one!

What You Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Black construction paper
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Double stick tape
  • Votive candle


What You Do:

  1. Show your child how to measure the diameter of the opening of the mason jar, and the height of the jar.
  2. Using these measurements, create a rectangle on black construction paper with a ruler and pencil. Cut this out.
  3. Trace and cut out a rectangle of the same size on blue tissue paper and set this aside.
  4. Now it's time for your child to cut a paper snowflake out of the paper. Fold the black construction paper in half vertically, and then in half again horizontally, so it makes a smaller rectangle.
  5. Draw a small arch about half an inch up from the center corner, to create a quarter of a circle.
  6. Have your child draw branch shapes extending out from the circle. Make sure they end at about half an inch away from the end of the square.
  7. Carefully cut out the quarter circle piece and the branch shapes.
  8. Unfold the paper to reveal the snowflake cutout in the center of the square.
  9. Have your child glue the blue tissue paper on top of the black snowflake cutout.
  10. Place double stick tape along the edges of the snowflake design and tape it onto the mason jar, with the tissue paper side underneath.
  11. Place a votive candle inside the mason jar and watch it glow!