Here’s a fun birthday prop you can use over and over again.
I made these Giant Birthday Candles a few years ago:
I love how tall they are. They measure 30”, 36” and 42”.
What you will need to make these Giant Birthday Candles:
- Thick cardboard tubes in various size (I cut my tubes to these sizes 22”, 28” and 34”)
- Spray paint (White Spray paint and bright colors)
- Masking tape
- White plastic cups
- Yellow and Orange foam sheets (Dollar Store)
- Hot glue gun
- Regular glue
- 6” Wooden dowels
- Black paint
Here are the instructions to make one candle, repeat the steps if you wish to make more.
Step 1: Spray paint your tube white. You may need to do two coats.
Step 2: Wrap masking tape around your tube starting at the top and working your way down. This will determine where your white stripe will be.
Step 3: Spray paint your tube again, but this time a bright color. You’ll probably need to do a few coats.
Step 4: Gently remove the masking tape from your tube.
Step 5: Insert a white plastic cup in the bottom of your tube (this will be your base). I used a plastic cup for the base because it gives you a flexibility if you put it on a surface that isn’t quite level.
Step 1: Cut 2 yellow foam sheets in the shape of a flame (approx. 5” high).
Step 2: Cut 2 orange foam sheets in the shape of a smaller flame (approx. 2.5” high).
Step 3: Glue orange flames on to the yellow flames.
Step 4: Paint your wooden dowel in black.
Step 5: Glue the 2 flames unto each side of the dowel. (More towards the top so that you have enough dowel left to glue to the bottom of the plastic cup).
Step 6: Using your hot glue gun, put a dab of glue on the bottom end of your dowel and then glue it onto the inside of the other white cup.
Step 7: Insert the cup on the top of your tube…..
NOW YOU HAVE A GIANT BIRTHDAY CANDLE!!
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