Recommended age: 6+
A clean glass jar 一个干净的玻璃罐子
1 tealight candle 一个茶蜡蜡烛
Tin foil 锡纸
A toothpick 牙签
Sparkly beads or craft gems 闪亮的珠子或者工艺宝石
Cut a strip of tin foil that is big enough to wrap around the jar. Fold it in half. Then, unfold and fold each edge in to meet the middle crease.
For both sides, cut shapes (a star or triangles) along both folds.
Unfold the foil and use a toothpick to put holes through the foil, making patterned designs. Make as many holes as possible to allow the light to shine through; just be cautious about ripping the tinfoil.
Apply glue on the dull side of the foil, then paste it to the jar.
As a finishing touch, glue some beads to the outside of the luminary and tie a bow around the jar.
Place a lit candle inside to watch your creation glow.
photos by The Bloom Family Photography
This article is excerpted from beijingkids December 2012 issue. View it in PDF form here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where you can pick up your free copy.