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Make & Do Activity Kit
Glass jar tealights
Lights, lanterns, ﬂames and ﬁre are used in rituals of all kinds around the world. These little lights can be made for celebration or simply for decoration.
Time: 30 minutes Difﬁculty: Hints: These lights can be made from any
kind of old jam, spread or condiment jars. Adult supervision is important around open ﬂames. and wrap and your 1. Bend ﬁrst wire around and under the rim of your jar once. Leave the ends overlapped but not joined, as shown. your wire handle into 2. Bend a ‘U’ shape using your pliers. Bend both of the ends of the handle wire into small loops. Pinch in the loose, sharp ends neatly.
What you will need for each lantern:
• 1 small clean glass jar • bendable wire • wire cutter • pliers • 1 tealight candle • Optional: blue tak
each loop through 3. Thread the wire that is wrapped around the rim to create your handle. Position them on opposite sides to each other. the ends of the rim 4. Twist wire ﬁrmly with pliers. Using wire cutters, cut the ends off neatly. Pinch in the sharp ends against the jar. Blue Tak in the middle 5. Place of the jar bottom. Press in a candle. A few drops of candle wax will do the same job. This requires adult supervision. pliers twist the end 6. Using of the third wire around the middle of your handle and trim it. Secure the other end to a string or wire strung across the room.
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Notes on wire lengths:
Each tealight lantern requires 3 lengths of wire: For step 1: The diameter of your jar plus 10cm. For step 3: Approx. 30cm or longer if you would like a longer handle For step 6: Approx. 30cm or longer if you would like it to hang down from your string further.
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