Recently, I received an e-mail from a fourth-grade catechist, Gail, who hails from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In it, she shared a very nice idea for making Paschal candles in preparation for the Easter Vigil. Here is how she goes about doing this easy project.
Celebrating the Light of Christ and the Easter Vigil:
I have used Pringles (potato chips) cans for my students to make their own version of the Paschal candle.
I used 11 x 14 white paper, cut to fit the tube can. The students decorate the candle with markers, cross stickers, stick-on jewels, etc.
I cut a small X slit in the center of the lid and we push a bit of orange, red, or yellow tissue paper through to form the flame.
I encourage the students to write notes of prayer, or what the light of Christ means to them etc., and they can store them in their candles.
All the best,
Thanks for sharing, Gail. I might suggest that the students copy the pattern that is actually found on the Paschal candle. Here is a nice description of what that looks like.
As we move closer to the Easter Vigil, don’t forget to download my PowerPoint presentation on Holy Week and Easter.