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Making Luminaries

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Luminaries are a long standing Mexican traditional holiday decoration used to light a path or stairway. They have generally been made from brown paper bags, sand, and a candle. Many variations are now used for different occasions. This is a guide about making luminaries.
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October 11, 2010

Spaghetti jars get a Halloween makeover! Use either glow sticks or battery-operated votive candle for a safe, easy luminary this year. Super-easy; let the kids do this craft for your window ledge or porch, set along the path to the treats.

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Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Thin white glue with a bit of water in disposable plastic container

  2. Tear black construction paper into rectangle approximately 2 inches in length and 1 inch wide

  3. Punch two holes in each paper rectangle for eyes

  4. Use paint brush to decoupage these onto the clean spaghetti jar until completely covered; let dry

  5. Use black paint to dot the eyes, making them look in different directions

  6. Place glowsticks or battery-operated votive candle into jar and place luminaries out for the trick-or-treaters!

By Brianna from Dutch Harbor, AK

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

Craft sticks and either decorative paper napkins or wrapping paper can be used to make pretty luminaries to decorate your home or next party. This is a guide about craft stick luminaries.

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