Here is an easy craft that goes along perfectly with the Happy Birthday Jesus theme. “Light of the World” candle holders are able to be completed quickly and also reinforce the gospel story.
- white Lifesavers
- birthday candles
- white glue
- plastic knife
1. Place a birthday candle in the top of the gumdrop. Glue if needed.
2. Cut a small slit in the gumdrop with a plastic knife to make the Lifesaver go in easily.
3. Eat a Lifesaver and grab another (uneaten) Lifesaver to use as the handle on the gumdrop.Glue the edge of the Lifesaver that is going into the gumdrop.
White reminds me of many things. It reminds me of snow, clouds and light. Do you see this lifesaver? What color is it? (white). That lifesaver makes me think of Jesus. Did you know that he never did anything wrong? He never sinned. He is pure and Holy. Jesus was born to save the world, and this lifesaver reminds me that he is my Saviour born on Christmas day.
This gumdrop reminds me of the world we live in. Have you ever eaten a gumdrop? Gumdrops are gooey and chewy. And if you leave them out of a container for awhile they get hard. That’s kind of like the world. The world can seem like a happy place, but then little things creep in like anger, discontentment, and unhappiness. Pretty soon it seems like life is so hard. Jesus came into the world to give us hope. With him, the world is sweet again.
In the Bible it says that Jesus is the Light of the World. What do you think that means? Is Jesus a big light bulb? Have you ever been outside when it is very dark out? Was it hard to find your way and see where you were going? That is how it is when we don’t have Jesus in our hearts. We don’t know where we are going and can’t find our way. When you were out in the dark, what helped you see? (elicit responses) Yes, a light. A flashlight at night can be very helpful. Jesus is like that flashlight. He shows us the way to go if we keep our eyes on Him. That’s why he is called the Light of the World. This little candle will help remind you to keep your eyes on Jesus.
So now you have your own Jesus birthday candle to remind you that He’s our hope and our Saviour.
For a printable version of this craft, click here.
Light of the World Christmas Ornament
Here’s another Light of the World Christmas craft— Light of the World ornament!