In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants will have opportunities to create a personal "light" to symbolize the light in each person.
Make a paper bag luminaria to emphasize the light of justice that can illuminate a path. In Latin America and the U.S. Southwest, people traditionally place these paper bag lights along walkways and roads, often during winter holidays.
Invite each child to draw and cut out a simple design in the side of a paper lunch bag. A stained glass effect can be created by taping colored tissue paper on the inside of the bag to cover the cut-out design. Fill each bag one third full with sand. Place a tea light in the sand, making sure it will not touch the sides of the bag. Place at an entry or patio. Luminarias are traditionally used to light the way for guests at Christmas time.
Personal Decorated Candle
Each participant can design their own decorated candle, to remind them of the light that shines in them. Distribute a candle to each child and invite them to use the gemstones, glitter and other non-flammable items you have provided to decorate their candle.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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