Your kids can easily create this colorful candleholder project from Vibe of Portland.

Image courtesy Denise Castañon 

This super easy collage project, crafted from simple materials, allows kids to independently make a sweet candle holder — a perfect gift for them to give to friends and family members. Plus, the project is a great way to repurpose tissue paper leftover from the holidays or a birthday. Pro tip: You can often find flameless tea light candles at Dollar Tree.


  • Tissue paper in various colors
  • Clean glass jar
  • Mod Podge 
  • Paint brush
  • Construction paper or die-cut shapes (optional)
  • Battery-operated tea light candle


1. Tear tissue into small bits.


2. Apply Mod Podge to the outside of a clean jar with a paint brush.

3. Apply the tissue bits to the glue. 

4. Add construction paper shapes if you want to create a silhouette, use a small dab of Mod Podge to secure them if necessary. Optional: Apply another light coat of Mod Podge over tissue paper.

 5. Let it dry. Drop in a battery-operated tea light candle to see the candleholder glow.

Elizabeth Massa-MacLeod
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