Popcorn Kernel Thanksgiving Candle (Kids Craft)


With our recent move and having a baby things are so crazy which, means unfortunately I have not had much time to make Thanksgiving crafts with my children like we normally do every year. So I was happy when my oldest son came home with a craft he made with his Bible study class last week.  They are so simple to make and I think next Thanksgiving my family will make them as small gifts for our family members. 




Tea Candle

4 OZ Mason Jar With Lid (minus the flat part of the lid)

1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels

Decorative Leaf

Approx. 4″ Ribbon

Approx. 2″ of Lace Trim



First cut the ribbon and lace trim to size. Next add the popcorn kernel into the mason jar.  Then glue the lace trim onto the top portion of the lid and allow it to dry for a few hours. Finally tie the the ribbon around the neck of the jar, insert the leaf decoration in the knot of the bow of the ribbon and place the tea candle in the middle of the popcorn kernels. 


I have not lite the candle yet but I wonder if popcorn will shoot out of the top when the candle and jar are warm! What do you think? 



  1. That is the coolest idea for a candle. I’ve never seen anything like that before. I love it!

  2. What a fun and easy craft that my kiddo can do. To great decoration for Thanksgiving and fun to make.

  3. What a cute candle. Hopefully the kernels don’t pop. It probably won’t get hot enough for that to happen.

  4. That’s so cute! My daughter would love to make these for Thanksgiving, she enjoys crafts like this.

  5. Love this so much! Such a great idea for Thanksgiving decor!!!!

  6. Cute center piece idea. I bet this would work well for Halloween too and decorating the jars to match

  7. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Hmm..wondering if they will pop the corn too? I think if anything it just looks really cool and perfect for Thanksgiving.

  8. Thank you for this idea! My kids love crafts, and this is perfect for Thanksgiving.

  9. What a cute idea! This would be perfect on the Thanksgiving table.

  10. Pretty sure my kids would go gaga for this DIY CANDLE CRAFT! Totally going to make one of these with them over the long holiday weekend!

  11. I love this idea! So fun and creative! I think the popcorns will pop out as the jar heats. I’m excited to try! 😀

  12. Oh my gosh this turned out adorable!! I love how easy it is to put together I know my son would love it!

  13. What a fun and festive candle! I love bringing homemade gifts to relatives for the holidays!

  14. Oh so fun and so festive too! Love these homemade gifts!

  15. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is such a cute idea! It would be great to have it burning during family movie night!!

  17. What a fun and simple craft for kids to make. I really like the way that it turned out!

  18. I love this idea! Popcorn is not too expensive, so this would be cute and frugal. I am thinking it would be fun to have for a movie night!

  19. What a great idea! Did you have the popcorn pop with the candle? 🙂 MY kids would love this, I think we can try for the Holidays and use red and green decorations. I love this!

  20. I’m wondering if the popcorn will shoot out or not too, if it gets warm. Is i supposed to? It does look like an easy/fun craft to do with the kids.

  21. Oh wow, this is so cool! Did anything happen when you got round to lighting it? I would imagine it made popping noises when the heat from the tealight met the popcorn kernels? I don’t know though – I’m probably wrong!


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