I wrote this post for Candlemas last year, but most of you weren’t readers back then and I really liked this idea, so I thought I’d run it again. You can also check out my post from last year on ideas for celebrating Candlemas here, and my roundup of candle crafts and food ideas here. St. Blaise’s feast day is also coming up on February 3, so these candle crafts will be useful for him as well!
Candlemas is coming up on February 2, which is the feast of the presentation of Jesus in the temple, and the traditional end of the Christmas season. Among many things, this a a traditional day to bring your candles in to be blessed and to light candles in your home. There is often a procession into mass with candles as well. Click here to read more about Candlemas.
This is a craft I came up with where you make faux candles out of rolls of change, then you take them to mass on Candlemas to put into the collection basket!
- Rolled Change
- Paper (white, yellow, and orange)
- Decorative Paper (optional)
- Glue Stick
Cut your paper a little longer than the tube of
rolled change, attach with a glue stick.
Allow the extra length to overhang the top.
Fold down the top to close the same
way you did with the top of the change roller.
Cut teardrop shaped flames from yellow paper, leaving
a tab at the bottom. Embellish with a football shaped
piece of orange paper and attach with a glue stick.