This gorgeous collection of kid-made candle holders makes giving beautiful homemade gifts from the kids easy. Use this children’s book inspired hack to help you motivate the kids to get started. Handmade gifts from the kids are always a hit with mom, dad, and the grandparents.
When you have young children you never know just how “kid made” things will actually turn out. Most of the time we work on process over product, but when it’s a gift, I have to admit that I’m a tad more attached to the product part. I love it when craft projects turn out better than you imagined!
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Homemade Candle Holder Gift Ideas
Ever have trouble getting the kids to help make gifts for friends and family? Use this children’s book inspired hack to help you motivate the kids to get started!
I like to use children’s books to help parent my children. They are an indispensable tool whether trying to help children understand their feelings, manage anger, teach them important life lessons, motivate acts of kindness, or inspire them to create gifts for friends and family!
How to Make a Hand Painted Candle Holder
Each of the hand-painted candle holders below is paired with a children’s book to read for inspiration. Help the kids get motivated to make a candle holder by reading any one of the books below.
Free-Form Hand Painted Candle Holders
Read “ART” with the kids and be inspired to create art with glass paint on square votive candle holders. Using glass paint to create free-form art on glass votives turns out beautifully! Don’t let the kids tell you they don’t know what to paint… let ART show them how!
Look at the amazing works of art that my daughter made when she was only 2.5 years old! Click HERE for the full tutorial.
Faux Stained Glass Candle Holders
Lines are what create art, and lines are what give all art form including the unique look of stained glass. Allow the kids to create faux stained glass candle holders after reading any one of the unique books about lines found below.
It doesn’t matter what lines they create or colors they use… these beauties turn out amazing. Click HERE for the full tutorial.
Personalized Heart Votive Candle Holder
Read “You are My Heart” for inspiration to make a personalized heart candle holder for the special people in your child’s heart. Give the book and the gift together for an extra special touch. Learn how to make personalized heart candle holders HERE.
Flower Candle Holders
Art is like a flower. They both start like “Tiny Seeds” that grow to become beautiful creations with a little love, time, and the right conditions. Flower votives are a fun gift idea for mom, nana, auntie, and grandma!
Learn how to make Flower Votive Candle Holders HERE.
I hope you and the kids enjoy reading children’s books and finding inspiration to create unique homemade gifts as much as my daughter and I do. Here is a quick list of the supplies needed to make hand painted candle holders.
Kid-Made Candle Holders Materials List
- Rubbing alcohol
- 2-inch or 3-inch Clear square votive holders
- Glass paint
- Liquid leading (Included in glass paint set above)
- Paintbrush set
- Painting smock for kids
- Votive candles [to complete the gift]
Don’t forget to pop over to have a look at all of our other kid-made Gift ideas! For more gift giving ideas check out our Ultimate Gift Guide with DIY and Readymade Ideas for the Whole Family!
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Nell has over 20 years of experience working with children and is the founder of Rhythms of Play. She believes in the wonder of childhood, the power of the imagination, learning through play, and getting outside in all seasons! Learn more…