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Let’s shine like candles and light our world — A thoughtful Christmas art project

December 4, 2011
By Shikha Pasrija , Times-Republican

A candle unites religions and faiths all over the world. It's used as a visible expression for prayer, love, peace, joy, prosperity, righteousness, wisdom and knowledge. This month's project is let's shine like candle and light our world with colors and happiness. Let there be no clouds of fear and sorrow.

Let's lead from darkness to light.

All you need is

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Construction Paper



Card stock


Paint brush


Pencil (for sketching)

For candle, cut different colors of construction paper in shape of semi circle or any other desirable shape.

You can make flame by cutting yellow construction paper or by making thumb impression using paints or just pouring yellow paint in shape of flame.

Draw design on candle using marker. Finish with vibrant polka dots using paints and brush or Glue sequence.

Draw a dove on construction paper using pencil, cut it. You can use it as a stencil and draw polka dots using paint and brush around it and remove the stencil or you can stick the dove using glue and then put polka dots all over.

Be Peace! Wish you all Happy Holidays!


Shikha Pasrija has a passion for art. She has organized several successful art workshops which have been immensely popular both with kids and their families. Follow her blog at



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