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Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

This year I will be concentrating on what we love to do best – making things – and today we’re joining in with the Kid Craft Challenge Blog Hop. We have a super sweet craft to share with you which we think is a great Valentine’s Day craft for kids  – to make a Valentine tissue paper luminary.

I admit we’re quite addicted to making these kid-friendly luminaries. There is always a good supply of empty glasses and LED tea lights in our house so this is a fun craft for kids to make and give as a gift.

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

First gather your supplies. You will need:
pink tissue paper
empty glass jar
Mod Podge
heart stamp

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

How to craft an easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

Cut or tear your tissue paper into small pieces. We found two shades of paper and made a couple of piles of pieces of paper. We found a heart stamp so cut out some heart shapes too.

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

When you have plenty of tissue paper you can start to glue it to the jar with Mod Podge.

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

Add as many layers as you like to cover all of the glass. We added the tissue paper hearts and even the off cuts of tissue paper.

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

Leave to dry. Then place an LED tea light inside and admire your luminary.

Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary

We think they make lovely decorations and great gifts. Splashes of pink are very welcome in our house at this time of the year!

Don’t forget to take a look at these other Valentine’s Day ideas:

Washi Tape Heart by The Resourceful Mama
Crepe Paper Heart by My Bored Toddler
Heart Handprint Keepsake by CraftCreateCalm
St. Valentine Paper Puppet (printable pattern & tutorial) by Maria Magdalena Living Ideas
Heart Suncatcher by Raising Little Superheroes
Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath by Raising Fairies and Knights
Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar For Kids by Play Dough & Popsicles
Valentine Paper Lanterns by Kidz Activities
Valentine’s Day Playdough with a free printable by Crafty Mama in ME

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Easy tissue paper Valentine luminary


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    January 15, 2016 at 10:33 am

    What a super idea and not expensive or difficult. I always think the homemade gifts are the best too.

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    mellissa williams
    January 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

    A lovely activity to try with kids. Looks like your little one enjoyed doing it! A cheap activity too.

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    Eve Redmond
    January 15, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    What a gorgeous idea, looks like the kids enjoyed it too! I love arts and crafts x

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    January 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    This is a great and fun activity to do with kids, I love the creativity!

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    Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows
    January 16, 2016 at 10:06 am

    These are lovely. We made Autumnal ones last year and with a tealight in they gave off such a lovely soft light.

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