Your little ones will really enjoy making this lovely drawing pin decorative candle. They are truly absorbed by the process of pushing the pins in, and even your youngest child (supervised of course) can create a really pretty effect.
Drawing (push) pins
Plain church candle (plain cream or white coloured works best)
Decorate your candle by pressing in the pins. Older children may like to create patterns on thier candle, but random pins also look fabulous. Instead of allowing children to decorate with many different colours, you could restrict the colours to two, for example use only gold and silver or red and green.
This activity is fun, easy and the end product makes a wonderful and unique gift.
NOTE: pins can be dangerous. Supervise your child carefully at all times!
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.