Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celebrating the Winter Solstice with Kids

easy votives kids can make

We're having a special candlelit dinner tonight by the fireplace to celebrate the winter solstice. The kids decorated glass votive holders to help decorate our table. 

Celebrating the winter solstice via Little Wonders' Days

winter solstice craft
Glass votive holders
Modge Podge
Foam brushes
Tissue paper
LED votive

Celebrating the winter solstice via Little Wonders' Days
Brush a thin coat of Modge Podge over the outside of the votive.  Layer small pieces of tissue paper, making sure to cover the entire outer surface.  Brush another thin layer of Modge Podge over it and allow to dry.
christmas crafts for kids, christmas votives, celebrating the winter solstice

We're using LED candles in these votives.  The light looks very pretty shimmering through all the colors.

advent activities, elmer's christmas activity

We read Elmer's Christmas while we waited for the votives to dry.  This book has nothing to do with the winter solstice, but Elmer looks too much like our votives not to read this story!


I wanted a hearty, winter meal for dinner.  So, I've made beef stew with creamy polenta.  The house has smelled so good all day.


Celebrating the winter solstice via Little Wonders' Days
Have a wonderful evening!



Lindsay said...

What fun! Elmer looks just like your votives!

RedTedArt said...

I love your lanterns and I LOVE your choice of book. Great fit :-)

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


April's Homemaking said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate winter solstice, your stew sounds delicious, and the votives look wonderful!

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! Is it really solstice already??? I completely missed it!

Christy said...

We love Elmer and the votives are great!

Sherri said...

Those are awesome!
I love that activity!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What a wonderful evening! The book was perfect to read with those votives!

cameronhomemade said...

Thanks for the comments on my Advent Calendar! I like your votives and that stew looks great :)

RedTedArt said...

PS have pinned it!

Valerie said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the solstice!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your Elmer pots are so pretty!What a great way to welcome winter!