Today we did three different kinds of Burning Bush Luminaries.
We were trying to figure out which were the best and easiest to make for Shavuot. They all worked out great! The kids (and I) were so delighted to see the outline of the ‘burning bush’ so distinctly illuminated once we lit the candle and turned off the lights. In the end I think I like the paper bag ones. They are extremely easy, cheap and don’t take up much storage space if I wanted to keep them.
Here is how we did them.
Paper bag Burning Bush Luminar for Shavuot: 1.
Take a brown paper lunch bag and open it up (it’s starts simple and ends simple :)) 2. Cut out an outline of a tree from some cardstock and glue it on the inside of the paper bag (in a pinch you can just use a permanent marker and draw a bush on the outside of the bag-this isn’t as special because it is really fun to look at the luminar without being lit and see not tree, and then have the tree magically appear once it is dark and there is a candle in it. Regardless, it is still fun to light the bush and watch it burn).
3. Put a lit tea light candle in the bag and watch the outline of the ‘bush’ magically appear—so easy, so pretty!Tissue paper Burning Bush Luminar for Shavuot: 1-Cut out the out line of a bush from some card stock paper. 2-Glue it in the inside of a clear glass jar or container.
3-Using liquid school, glue yellow tissue paper on the outside of the glass jar. You should not be able to see the out line of the bush from the outside.4-Once the tissue is dry, put a lit tea light in the jar and watch the bush magically appear to be burning without being consumed!
Cloth covered Flaming Burning Bush Liminar for Shavuot: 1-Cut out some leaf or flame shapes from some thin material (preferably yellow or green-to look like fire or leaves:)). 2-Using clear school glue, glue the shapes on a vase or clear jar. Start from the top and overlap slightly as you go down. Cover the vase completely but do not overlap the material too much or else the bush won’t appear. 3-Cut out the shape of a bush from cardstock and glue the outline on the inside of the vase. You should not be able to see the outline through the paper. 4-Put a lit tea light candle in the bag and watch the outline of the ‘bush’ magically appear—so easy, so pretty! These would be great for Hallowe’en as well!!