Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
Appropriate Ages: 4-10
A No-Flame Advent Wreath is a great way for young
children to celebrate the Advent season! Children are
able to make and “light” their wreaths without the danger of being burned!
Set aside a few minutes each day during Advent to
“light” the candle(s) and worship. This will help everyone
in the family to get ready for Jesus’ birthday celebration!
On the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day burn the
first candle, read the Scripture references, sing a carol
and pray. On the next Sunday, you will burn the first and
second candle. Continue in this manner until the Sunday
before Christmas when you will burn all four candles. On
Christmas Day you burn the center “Christ Candle,”
signifying that Jesus has come!
What You Need
4 cardboard toilet paper rolls, 1 cardboard paper towel roll (cut 1/3 of it off), glue, yellow tissue
paper, purple, pink, white paint (or colored construction paper), a Styrofoam disk, green paint,
small pine branches (real or silk pics).
What You Do
Paint 3 t.p. rolls purple and 1 pink (or cut and wrap colored construction paper around the
rolls). Paint the paper towel roll white, or wrap with white paper. Paint the Styrofoam disk
green. Allow to dry. Carefully push, while twisting the t.p. rolls into the disk (see the picture
above). You can place a bead of glue on the bottom edges of the cardboard rolls so they’ll stay put. Place the pine pics around the cardboard rolls. Push yellow tissue paper into the
cardboard rolls and then pull up to “light” your “candles.”
Learn more about Advent!
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