Thursday, March 25, 2010

Earth Hour ~ Luminary Jars

Luminary Jars

With earth hour happening this Saturday, March 27th at 8:30pm I thought that it would be fun to do something special with the kids as we get ready to join the rest of the globe by shutting off our lights for one hour :)

Luminary Jars

So we decided that the perfect way to celebrate would be to make luminary jars with an earth hour theme :) We brainstormed and came up with a couple of perfect ideas. An earth inside a heart because we need to show our love for the earth, a light bulb with the earth inside to symbolize the purpose of earth hour by turning out the lights and a plain jar that we completely blacked out with paint and only the words 'earth hour' unpainted so that when we light it on Saturday the name will glow brightly in the dark :)

Luminary Jars

This is such an easy craft and who doesn't just love to finger paint with glue?!

Armed with colored tissue and crepe paper, empty glass jars with their labels removed and a big bottle of white glue we got started. I would recommend getting each child to pick out what colors they're going to use and tear them into chunks before starting to glue to minimize the amount of paper that may get stuck to their fingers *grin*. After that let them go hog wild! LOL.

Luminary Jars

This has to be the easiest craft and perfect for all ages. Even the littlest hands can slap paper onto glue :) My four year old created this lovely red luminary and he was so enthused that he even glued and papered the underside of his glass jar *grin*.

We've set them aside to let them fully dry and are now anxiously awaiting Saturday evening so that we can light little candles inside the jars and watch them glow in the dark :)

You've still got time to make some to! Have fun and don't forget to turn off the lights :)

~ Rosina


ecokaren said...

What an awesome idea! And you can save them for next year too! make new ones every year and get a collection going.

I'm going to post this on the Team's blog tomorrow!!

Rosina said...

Thanks Karen :) It would be neat to have an entire collection over the years! Thanks so much for sharing it on the team blog to. I hope everyone has fun making some :)

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

This is a very sweet idea!