Thanksgiving Crafts

Harvest Candle Holders

Harvest Candle Holders Thanksgiving Craft
Harvest Candle Holders Thanksgiving Craft

Celebrate the harvest this Thanksgiving with these candle holders.

What You'll Need:

  • Apple, orange, or grapefruit
  • Apple corer or knife
  • Candles
  • Raisins
  • Toothpicks
  • Cloves

Choose the right fruit for these candle holders by making sure the fruit can sit securely on a plate. Use an apple, orange, or grapefruit.

Have an adult help you make a hole in your fruit that is large enough for a taper candle to fit snugly inside. The hole should go almost to the bottom of the fruit.

Have the adult light a match and drip some warm wax into the hole. Press the candle into the wax before it cools. This will keep your candle from falling over.

Now make pretty designs on your fruit by sticking raisins on toothpicks or cloves into the flesh (break the toothpicks in half). You may want to alternate stripes of cloves with stripes of raisins.

When you are done, ask an adult to light your candle, and use it for a festive, flickering centerpiece for your holiday meal.

Pilgrims play an important role in the Thanksgiving tradition. Learn to create Pilgrim pictures on the next page.

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