Monday, December 24, 2012

Our Lords Christmas Candle 1




Candles today are considered dangerous but reality is candles have been a staple of life in one form or another since the fall of man. Indeed, candles not only bring light but are a mentioned in the Bible in various forms. 

 

 

David describes  a burning candle in Psalm 119:105, "Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path," as symbolic of the belief that biblical scripture provides wisdom, direction, faith, and eternal life to those that believe in and follow its commands.

 

Candles symbolize God's resurrected presence that shines the light of Christ's glory in our lives. 

 

 The candle flame represents both the Holy Spirit and light.


Tabernacle services were held in the first temple by lamp ( a type of candle) light. Lamp lighting is also mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. (Acts 20:8) "And there were many lights in the upper chamber." In this instance they were to see with. They allowed for the reading of the word, also to administer the ordinance of the supper. They provided for the comfort and pleasure of the whole company, both preacher and hearers; as well as to remove all ground of suspicion, or occasion of reproach.


The Menorah, a seven branched candle stick designed like an almond branch was on the south wall in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle. The western branch never went out and was used as the eternal flame. The four in the center were lit at night. The two on the eastern side were lit in the day and relit at night. In the actual sanctuary there were seven Menorahs.





Candles are lit as a sign of hope and faith in God, as well as a symbol of a burning love for God . Burning candles are a reminder of the Light of Heaven. Lit candles remind us that Jesus is the light of the world... the light we should follow. At a time of God's own choosing, He came, to shine a light in a spiritually dark world.



Candles are a symbolic reminder of Christ's Passion, which is the Cross and what was accomplished there, the redemption of mankind unto Himself.


The Hebrew word denotes properly any kind of candle, lamp or torch. The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.  (Prov. 20:27), Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. (Matt. 5:14), an image of prosperity as in Job 21:17 - How often is the lamp of the wicked put out! and how often comes their destruction upon them! God distributes sorrows in His anger, and in Prov. 13:9 - The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

 

 

WHOAH...ON MY FACE!!! 

Yucca

 

Did you know the Yucca plant is also called Our Lord's Candle? Here are some more flicks:

Yucca - Our Lord's Candle 


Here is more info about the Yucca Plant:

Yucca - Dave's Garden


You can grow your own Lord's Candle no matter where you live:

Growing Yucca Inside

 

Dig this link that gives an overview of the history of the candle itself:

Candle History




Trip on this vintage cartoon from 1957:

The Candlemaker (1957) Classic Halas and Batchelor

 

 

Let us not forget to add some Candle tunes both vintage and current:

Light a Candle In the Chapel - Frank Sinatra:

 

Light One Candle Peter, Paul & Mary








Christmas Candle Song:





Little Candle:





 

Now this here next video is a trip! Kurt Russell narrated this years Disneyland Candlelight Processional and I must say I am ASTONISHED and STOKED!! First of all, I am trippin' that Disneyland would host a tribute to our Lord & Savior's birth...WHOAH!!! Then to top it off, Kurt, who is married to Goldie Hawn a PROFESSED Buddist, narrates the story of Christ's birth from the Bible, but hey, I am bawlin' all over the place as regardless of the bearer (trip that God used a donkey more than once), people get saved via the Word of the Lord!!!  And now all I can say is "ALL Praise and ALL glory be to our LORD, WHOAH!!!"


Disneyland Candlelight Processional, Kurt Russell - December 5, 2012:

 


 

Now that we have been schooled about the LIGHT of the WORLD,

 

Take Your Candle, Go Light Your World:







Cuddle up with your babes ages 4+  and read this tale, The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans:

 



Or how about this one for yourself bearing the same title by Max Lucado: 


The Light of Christmas by Richard Paul Evans for babes aged Kindergarten - Grade 3
 

 
Dig these Candle Fingerplays and Songs:


Five Little Candles

Five little candles twinkling on the tree.
The first one said, "What do you see?"
The second one said, "I see Santa big and jolly."
The third one said, "I see Christmas wreathes or holly."
The fourth one said, "What do you hear?"
The fifth one said, "Children singing loud and clear,"
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." 


Another Version: 

5 little candles sitting in a row
The first one said, "I'm starting to glow."
The second one said, "Let's chase away the dark."
The third one said, "I'm happy as a lark!"
The fourth one said, "Christmas is so much fun."
The fifth one said, "I'm bright as the sun!"
Bang! went the firecracker, down went the sparks
and the 5 little candles glowed in the dark.


Five Little Lamps

5 little lamps sitting in a row
The first one said, "I'm starting to glow."
The second one said, "Let's chase away the dark."
The third one said, "I'm happy as a lark!"
The fourth one said, "Christmas is so much fun."
The fifth one said, "I'm bright as the sun!"
Bang, went the firecrackers, down went the sparks
and the 5 little lamps glowed in the dark.




Little Nancy Etticoat,
In a white petticoat,
And a red nose;
The longer she stands,
The shorter she grows.

(A candle.)



 
Sing to: Silver Bells

Candlelight, candle bright,
You bring the warmth of the season.
Glowing bright, candlelight,
You light the night with your peace.


 
Sing to: I Am a Little Teapot

Here is a little candle dressed in white,
Wearing a hat of yellow light.
When the night is dark, then you will see
Just how bright this light can be.
Here's a little candle straight and tall,
Shining it's light upon us all.
When the night is dark, then you will see
Just how bright this light can be.
Here's a little candle burning bright.
Keeping us safe all through the night.
When the night is dark, then you will see
Just how bright this light can be!




Here are some FREE Candle patterns from our Teacher's Notebook Store to use with the above fingerplays and songs:
                 


AKGVH Colonial Candle Pattern


Simple Vintage Candle Pattern 




In addition to all the ideas on this Vintage Christmas Candle page, you can purchase our EXCULSIVE Vintage Christmas Candle Pack featuring 30 pages of coloring, activity, story, poems, and recipe fun at our Teacher’s Notebook Store: 






Candle Crafting

These homemade candles turned out more more psychedelic than I thought:

First we made some of our own using broken crayons, empty cans and string:

 


 



 



They will make far out gifts!! If you are diggin' on making your own candles but are short on broken crayons, dig these:

      



Then we made Tissue Paper and Starch Candles: 

 Supplies Needed:

Empty Toilet Paper Tube

Tissue Paper

Paper Cutter

Small Bowls

Liquid Starch

Pipe Cleaner

Med. or Large Red Pom Poms

Pine Needles

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Small Toy or Candy

Old Adult T Shirt for a Smock

Clothes Pin to Secure Smock 

Old Newspaper

Directions:

First I cut assorted colors of tissue paper into squares using my paper cutter. Here are some good quality tissue paper packages:




20 x 26 Colorations Premium Colorfast Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets 20 x 26 Colorations Premium Colorfast Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets
Our premium art tissue is colorfast so that it doesn't bleed when wet.


20 x 26 Colorations Premium Colorfast Tissue Paper - 50 Sheets 20 x 26 Colorations Premium Colorfast Tissue Paper - 50 Sheets
Our premium art tissue is colorfast so that it doesn't bleed when wet.


12 x 18 Colorations  Premium Bleeding Tissue Paper - 50 Sheets 12 x 18 Colorations Premium Bleeding Tissue Paper - 50 Sheets
Our premium art tissue is perfect for making arts and crafts projects of all types


20 x 30 Colorations Premium Bleeding Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets 20 x 30 Colorations Premium Bleeding Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets
Our premium art tissue is perfect for making arts and crafts projects of all types.



 

Paper cutters are the BOMB for saving time. The following cutter is DYNO for ALL your paper cutting needs:







Lay out your old newspaper to cover your work space. I put the tissue squares into small bowls according to color: 




Liquid starch is a bit hard to find now-a-days but thanks to Amazon...NOT a prob:


 

Pour the starch into a low bowl to prevent spills. Using a paint brush, dip the brush into the starch and brush it onto the toilet paper roll.  paint brush we dig these and have several sets: 

      
Colorations Plastic Handle Jumbo Chubby Paint Brushes - Set of 12 Colorations Plastic Handle Jumbo Chubby Paint Brushes - Set of 12
12 Plastic Paint Brushes slightly bigger than normal Chubby Brushes 7 1/4 x 5/8.


Put the old t shirt smock on your babe and fasten it at the back of the neck using the clothes pin. If you want, here are some nice smocks you can buy: 

Preschool Smock Preschool Smock
Manufactured by Children's Factory. Choose Toddler (18 mos. to 3 yrs.) or Preschool (3 to 6 yrs.). Our easy clean soft 6 mil non-toxic fire-retardant vinyl smocks have hook-and-loop closures. Long sleeves provide extra cover up during messy play. Wide deep pocket for easy storage of essentials.

Nylon Washable Smock Nylon Washable Smock
Cover up in comfort! This full coverage nylon fabric smock is more durable for long term wear than the average vinyl smock. The smooth nylon is softer than vinyl and more comfortable to wear.

Colorations Washable Cloth Art Smock Colorations Washable Cloth Art Smock
Natural breathable 100% cotton apron.

Economy Paint Smock Without Sleeves Economy Paint Smock Without Sleeves
Great value at a low price! This easy to use lightweight smock is a great money-saving alternative. Easy hook and loop back closure. 20L x 15 1/2W. Washable just wipe clean with a damp cloth. Latex-Free.

Brawny Tough Machine Washable Sleeveless Child's Smock Brawny Tough Machine Washable Sleeveless Child's Smock
This durable paint smock easily wipes clean to use again and again! Super-grip closure in back. It can even fit toddlers! Measures 16 1/2 W x 24 1/2L. Machine washable. Does not contain latex.

Best Value Paint Smock With Sleeves Best Value Paint Smock With Sleeves
Great value at a low price! Get creative and stay neat with this easy-to-use lightweight vinyl smock! Sleeves measure 16L with elastic at wrists making sleeves adjustable for multiple size arms. Smock is 20L x 15 1/2W.

Easy-On Art Smock Easy-On Art Smock
Our Easy-On Art Smock eliminates struggling with straps ties or belts! Kids just slip it over their heads and they are ready to go! And cleaning is a breeze. Simply wipe with a damp sponge. 19L x 16W. Latex-Free.

Colorations Machine Washable Toddler Smock Colorations Machine Washable Toddler Smock
Our exclusive red toddler smock is super durable and saves messy clean up. Perfectly sized to fit toddlers (ages 1-3 years old) the smock slips easily over child's head because of its keyhole shape. The hook and loop closures on each side are easy to fasten and unfasten on toddler bodies. Machine washable; measures 16 W and 19L. Latex-Free.

If you would rather use disposable smocks, here is a box of 100 count:





Give your babe a paint brush and instruct them to dip it into the starch first, then paint some starch onto the toilet tube. Now have them choose a tissue square, then direct them to place it over the area they just painted. If necessary, paint over the tissue square to adhere it to the tube. Continue painting starch and placing tissue until the entire tube is covered. Be sure to paint starch over any squares that are not completely covered. All squares must be covered well. When finished, set aside to dry.




Using your glue gun, attach the pine needles to the bottom edge of your tube, then attach the pom poms to look like berries. 

Need a glue gun or glue sticks?



Low-Temp Glue Gun Low-Temp Glue Gun
Safe and easy to use; the low temperature feature prevents burning from hot glue. Comes with 3 glue sticks. Not recommended for use by children. Clear Refill Sticks come in a set of 12 measuring 5/16D x 4L.


Now when your babes are gone, cut one square @ 5 X 5 of yellow tissue and another square of either orange or red. Place the red or orange square on top of the yellow tissue then place your toy or candy on top as pictured below:

 



Next wrap your toy by gathering the points and bring them up, then place it inside your tube like this:

 



Glue the tissue paper to the tube rim, then let dry. Now take a pipe cleaner an gently wrap it around the tissue paper near the rim of the tube to make a flame. We used shiny ones like these:



Sparkle Stems Sparkle Stems
1/4 (6mm) diameter12 long. Available in packs of 100 or 1000 assorted colors. Ages 4 years and up.



Now place your candle on your piano, mantle, coffee table, end table or some other equally psychedelic place for ALL to enjoy!!






Our next candle craft is a Glitter Candle:



Supplies:

Empty Toilet Paper Tube

Glitter

Glue

Jumbo Cotton Ball

Yellow, Red & Orange Construction Paper

Tagboard

Paper Clips

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Silk Christmas Holly Garland

Silk Poinsettia

2 inch or a Bit Wider Paint Brush

Smock

Old Newspaper

Sales Flyer From Newspaper Half Page Size

Directions:

Lay your old newspaper over your work area. Pour the glue into  a medium plastic bowl. Add some water and stir. Your glue must not be too thick as you need to paint your glue onto your tube, if it is too thin, it will not adhere well.

Need a gallon glue bottle?


                         

 
Colorations Washable School Glue Gallon Colorations Washable School Glue Gallon
Colorations Washable School Glue adheres to paper wood fabric and other porous and semi-porous surfaces. It is completely non-toxic and easily washes off skin most clothing and other surfaces with soap and water.

Elmer's Washable School Glue - Gallon Elmer's Washable School Glue - Gallon
Elmer's glue dries clear and easily washes out with water. Non-toxic.


How about a gallon glue pump?

Elmer's Gallon Glue Pump Elmer's Gallon Glue Pump
The Elmer's glue pump makes refilling glue bottles easy! No mess less waste. So durable the manufacturer guarantees a 5 year warranty. Fits the Colorations gallon-size glue bottle too. Gallon of glue not included.



Here are some nice two inch paint brushes:

                

Now put a smock on your child and direct them to put the brush in to the glue, then paint the glue onto the tube one spot at a time.  Put the brush down and choose any Christmas Colored Glitter like these in the one pound jars. I have had the same one pound jars for over 30 years now and have added more colors throughout the years:




Set of all 12 Colorations Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter - 1 lb. Each Set of all 12 Colorations Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter - 1 lb. Each
Add some glitz to your designs with our extra-safe plastic glitter. Plastic glitter doesn't fade or tarnish and is glass and metal free. Has greater volume than metal glitter. More for your money! Colors include: black blue gold green multi orange pink red silver turquoise violet and white. 1 lb. each. Latex free.

Now get a piece of your half page sales flyer and lay it out. Open the pour spout of the glitter. Have your babe hold the glitter jar and together, pour the glitter over the painted spot over the laid out flyer. Your babe may want to shake, but do NOT let them or glitter will fly!!! Instruct them, "Pour, not shake." Set the glitter down, gather up the ends of the flyer, have your babe hold the glitter bottle while you pour the glitter back into the jar. Repeat glue spot, glitter, etc. Then let dry. Cut out one flame sized heart from the tagboard as a master pattern. Fold a small square in half and cut out a half heart, then unfold. Need tagboard?


                        

 
Extra Sturdy Tagboard - 100 Sheets Extra Sturdy Tagboard - 100 Sheets
Heavy yet inexpensive 125 lb. weight tagboard paper is perfect for painting construction charts and craft projects. Matte finishing on front and back.

Using your master heart pattern, trace 2 yellow, 1 red, and 1 orange construction paper using my paper conservation tips found here (scroll down):


Need construction paper assortments?

                    
Set of all 28 - 12 x 18 Colorations Heavyweight Construction Paper Set of all 28 - 12 x 18 Colorations Heavyweight Construction Paper
Combining bright color and a smooth uniform finish with state of the art technology our constructon paper offers great performance and appearance at a value price. Ideally suited for arts and crafts this heavyweight construction paper cuts clean and folds evenly. Recyclable paper is environmentally friendly and the pulping process is chemical free.


12 x 18 Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper - Set of All 18 including Bright Assorted Colors 12 x 18 Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper - Set of All 18 including Bright Assorted Colors
This top-quality 76 lb. paper is made from 100% vat dyed sulfite the strongest fiber. The result is a paper tough enough to take scoring folding and curling without cracking or tearing. Rigid enough for stand up projects. Superior fade resistance keeps projects bright for years to come.


Colorations Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack - 600 Sheets Colorations Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack - 600 Sheets
No more guessing how much of each color you need! We'll do the work for you and give you more of the colors that you use more often. 600 9 x 12 sheets of heavyweight construction paper. Exclusively ours.


9 x 12 Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper - Set of All 17 including Bright Assorted Colors 9 x 12 Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper - Set of All 17 including Bright Assorted Colors
This top-quality 76 lb. paper is made from 100% vat dyed sulfite the strongest fiber. The result is a paper tough enough to take scoring folding and curling without cracking or tearing. Rigid enough for stand up projects. Superior fade resistance keeps projects bright for years to come.



 

Now glue the tips of one yellow heart like this:




O.K. so I only have a picture of the red heart but you get my drift. Then stick the other yellow heart onto one dot like this:

Now fold the hearts to make a flame and paper clip them together on both sides like this:







 Need paper clips?
                      



Remove the clips after 5 – 7 minutes so the clips do not stick to the paper, you just need the clips to secure the glued points. Let dry. Now get your cotton ball and carefully pull it until you get a circle inside the middle. Then place the flame tip inside the cotton ball like this:




Need jumbo cotton balls?



Next glue inside the tube rim and secure the cotton ball in place. Now cut off some holly from the garland and glue gun it to the bottom rim. 


 
            



Lastly, glue on your poinsettias:
 






SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!








 








Olde Tyme Christmas Candle



Supplies:


Empty Toilet Paper Tube



Gold Shimmery Pipe Cleaner



Colored Pipe Cleaner



Egg Carton



Tempera Paint



Paint Brushes



Smock



Old Newspapers

Sales Flyer From Newspaper Half Page Size

School Glue



Glitter



Glue Gun

Glue Gun Sticks

2 Small Paper Plates

Small Nut Cup 

Sharp Pointed Instrument such as a Letter Opener or something equally psychedelic

Glue

Foil

Marker

Pencil

Directions:

Cover your work area with the old newspapers. Put a smock on your babe. Have your babe choose a tempera paint color and using a paint brush, paint the tube all over, then let dry. Next cut off a cup from the egg carton and have your babe paint that, let it dry. 




Need some tempera paints? Check out these:


Sargent Powder Tempera Paint 1lb. - Set of 10 Sargent Powder Tempera Paint 1lb. - Set of 10
Make color discoveries! The convenience of powder tempera gives you concentrated economical easy-to-use paint-fast! Just add one part water to1 part powder for vibrant and smooth tempera that's ready when you are! Jars are 1 lb. each which equals about 1/2 gallon of paint depending upon the amount of water used. This powder tempera is easy to mix and store for future use. Non-toxic.


Colorations Simply Washable Tempera Paints 16 oz. - Set of 11 Classic Colors Colorations Simply Washable Tempera Paints 16 oz. - Set of 11 Classic Colors
Colorations Simply Washable Tempera offers the lowest price and best quality on tempera paint - guaranteed! Its smooth rich consistency matte finish and opaque coverage make this ultra-washable paint the smart choice for classroom projects.




No spill paint pots are real boss:








Now glue the egg cup to the top of the tube and let dry. We put a Christmas sticker on top of the egg cup as an additional touch but this step is optional.

Now get a piece of your half page sales flyer and lay it out. Take your school glue and glue around the bottom edge and top rim of the egg cup. Open the pour spout of the glitter. Have your babe hold the glitter jar and together, pour the glitter over the glue over the laid out flyer. Your babe may want to shake, but do NOT let them or glitter will fly!!! Instruct them, "Pour, not shake." Set the glitter down, gather up the ends of the flyer, have your babe hold the glitter bottle while you pour the glitter back into the jar.Let dry.


Next take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around outside of the tube. Use the glue gun to secure it in place. 

Using the marker, wrap half of the gold pipe cleaner around the marker leaving @ 1 inch straight at the bottom:






Then wrap the other half around the pencil:





Using your sharp pointed instrument, poke a small hole in the top of the egg cup and insert the gold pipe cleaner. 

Next wrap a piece of foil around a small paper plate:







Cut a 2” strip out of the middle of the other paper plate and wrap it in foil: 





Now curl the strip and glue it together with the glue gun, then adhere it to the plate.   Take another piece of foil and wrap it around your nut cup:




Put the tube inside the cup glue gun the tube in the middle of the paper plate and there you have your Olde Tyme Christmas Candle:





Candy Cane Candle 


Supplies:

Candy Canes

Nice Fat Christmas Colored Candle

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Christmas Ribbon

Christmas Embellishments

Directions:

Using your glue gun, glue the candy canes around your candle like this:






Next glue some ribbon around the candle. Then add the embellishment. This candle sure is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!! 






Now, thus far I have been unable to continue this Our Lord's Christmas Candle post on one page as my blogging knowledge is currently limited. Therefore to finish cruisin' this here post, follow the following link:

Our Lords Christmas Candle Page 2       



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2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I've never learned so much about candles and light in all my life! Fascinating about the Yucca plant too!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  2. Many thanks for your comments of interest, Jennifer! I am very thankful you enjoyed this post and were able to glean a bit of knowledge while you were at it. I am also thankful for your "linky party" which allowed me to share our vintage Christmas Candle activities! Hope to link up once again!

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