Yesterday was my second Sunday School with the older children.
Learning absolutely nothing from my first experience, I stuck with the idea of doing a craft activity after exploring the reading focused on Jesus' purification, and the traditions of Candlemas.
And I was over the moon that after collecting far more jars than I knew I would need that all of them were used.
As I knew that candle making was out of the question, I went with the idea of creating light holders.
Collecting glass jars for a few weeks, I used some battery operated tea lights I had got a while ago from ebay (although I have since been reassured that the older children are ok to have 'real' candles!), and found acrylic paint, tissue paper and glitter to decorate the jars.
I think I watered down the pva glue slightly too much and I think the black jar would have looked better with one heart to capture all the light inside.
And it was great to see the consideration for how the light would shine brightest.