Toilet paper roll
Aluminum foil or colored paper
Christ child image (We used recycled Christmas cards)
Red paper flame
Prayer copied for back
Cover toilet tissue tubes with aluminum foil or colored paper. Glue paper flame to the top of the tube. Cut out picture of baby Jesus from a used Christmas card picture( or use a sticker) and glue to center of the candle. Attach this little prayer to the back:
"Jesus, you are the light of the World.
We know that you are the Good News of love and hope in our lives.
We know that your light and love will get us through any difficult and dark times.
Be with us.
In your name we pray.
I couldn't resist making these "Edible Candles" that were posted over at Catholic Cuisine. I thought they looked so easy, cute, and yummy!
This was my practice attempt before revealing them to the kiddos:
How can you go wrong with Pepperidge Farms Pirouettes, Mini Donuts, and frosting?
We will close out our Feast Day by candlelight, reading Luke 2:22-40. You can find all of Luke Chapter 2 here. And scriptural rosary meditations on the Presentation in the Temple here.