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Christmas Decorations: Cardboard Candlesticks Kids Can Make

Cardboard Candlesticks Kids Can Make

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Turn paper tubes into candlesticks complete with shimmery flames.


  • Paper towel and tissue tubes
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paints
  • Gold foil wrapping paper


Set the tubes on end, then (here's the fun part) squirt blobs of white glue right from the bottle around the top of each one.

Allow the glue to run down the sides to create a dripped-wax effect. Let the glue dry thorougly (it should look clear when it has.)

Brush on a coat or two of paint over the dried glue, and again let the candlesticks dry completely.

Cut a flame shape for each candle from a sheet of gold foil wrapping paper. Attach each flame to its candlestick by gluing or taping the lower edge to the inside of the painted tube.