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 page about making luminaries.
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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.

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, 2017

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 page about craft stick luminaries.

finished luminary

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