Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall Luminaries

These paper bag fall luminaries are a quick an easy way to add a little bit of autumn magic to your home or to a classroom.

What you will need:


1.Carefully poke a hole in the front of your paper bag and cut a large rectangle out of it. Make sure to leave a little bit of an edge all around your rectangle.

2.Cut a piece of wax paper just a bit larger than the hole that you cut out of the paper bag. Draw a tree trunk with a Black Sharpie.

3. Flip the wax paper over once you have finished your drawing. Squeeze and spread school glue on the wax paper where leaves would be. Tear up pieces of fall colored tissue paper and press the pieces on the glue.

4.Use more glue if needed and overlap with more pieces of tissue.

5.Tear up different colored tissue for the backdrop. Spread out more glue around the tissue leaves and press the backdrop color around the leaves and fill up the rest of the wax paper. Let the tissue paper dry and then trim any excess tissue that is hanging over the edge of the square of wax paper.

6.Tape the wax paper over the hole in the paper bag

7.Cut long thin strips of black construction paper to form your window. Glue 4 strips around your picture to frame it and then glue 2 more strips in a cross through the middle.

8.Open up the bag and place a flameless tealight inside and watch it glow!

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