These are so much easier to make than it first appears!
- Scratch your design onto the candle with a dull pencil.
- Let you kids paint on it however they see fit.
- Wipe the candle with a baby wipe.
- Your design is complete! :-)
Also, poke some holes in each end of the cross and one in the middle to insert cloves. I actually had real cloves this year, but last year I didn't so we just stuck in some grains of brown rice. The cloves are inserted like nails, and there are 5 of them to represent the 5 wounds of Christ.
I actually love the color variation this painting technique creates!
Didn't they come out nice? The kids in my class
are only 2 years old!
When to light your Easter Candle at home:
The Catholic church lights the Paschal candle through the whole season of Easter (so from Easter Sunday through Pentecost Sunday), and also at baptisms and funerals. We plan on lighting ours at dinner each night during the Easter season.- all 50 days! :-)
Don't Miss a Chance to Teach your Kids!
After making your Easter candle, take it to mass and have the priest bless it for you! Also, take them to the front of the church and show them the really big Easter candle there. Easter is almost here! :-)
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