We live in Northern England and during this time of year it is dark and we love to light up our home with candles and decided to make some cornflour dough tealight holders for Solstice. Maxi decided to make them in the shape of the sun to celebrate the shortest day and welcome the lengthening of the hours of sun we would receive.
We used our white clay recipe, which is really easy to make, so much so that Maxi made it himself and once the dough had cooled down we used cookie cutters to shape our tealight holders.
By keeping the cookie cutter in place and then pressing in a tealight we created an indentation to take the tealight.
For a number of the tealight holders we made, we mixed in some glue glitter, which made the dough so sparkly.
We baked our decorations in the oven on 80 degrees C for 2 hours, turning once and then left them to dry completely overnight. You can just leave your dough to air dry.
Once they were dry we used yellow acrylic paint for the suns and silver poster paint for some of the stars, before maxi sprinkle glitter over them. The snowflakes that already had glitter in them we just placed a tiny layer of PVA and a minimal amount of glitter on.
I am delighted with the tealight holders, they are beautiful and the glitter really reflects the flame.
If you have smaller children then you can use battery operated tea lights.