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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, February 27, 2009

Crayon Candles

Friday's Fun by Mary May Larmoyeux

Hope that you’ve had a good week!

You may remember my mentioning in The Grand Connection that one of our grandkids is afraid of the dark. Well, she learned a Hillsong Kids' song at church last Sunday called "Let Your Light Shine" that's helping her overcome this fear.

The lyrics begin "Creep, creep, creep in the dark fear comes to blow our all your lights. It doesn’t want you telling everybody that Jesus rules, all right … "

"Let Your Light Shine" is a cute song with a great message—"giant fears are really small when all you see is God."

Since Pops and I have been talking with this particular grandchild about the light of the Lord, I think it would be fun to make a crayon candle with her. You may have seen one of these candles—it looks kind of like Swiss cheese because ice used in making it causes the wax to harden around it.

If you do a search for "crayon candle" on the Internet, you’ll find lots of links. The following are two that I found. (I liked the suggestion of using a taper candle in place of a candle wick. It seems like this would make the craft much easier to make.)

About.com: Family Crafts


If you have any suggestions about making these candles, please send an e-mail(mary@marymaywrites.com)or leave a comment below. Thank so much.

Let your light shine!

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux
author of Help for Busy Moms: Purposeful Living to Simplify Life

Photo Credit: © Olga Sapegina/dreamstime.com


Karen Jordan said...

I told my daughter about your blog, since you have such great craft ideas. Thanks again for doing the research for us.

From a not-so-crafty grand!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Thanks for telling your daughter about the blog, Karen! Sure appreciate you! - Mary