Light of Mine Candle Cup

Create a fun preschool activity for Sunday school or vacation bible school using a recycled paper cup. Create a candle that can shine while singing the “This Little Light Of Mine” Hymn, based on Matthew 5:15-16.


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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Paint the cup light blue and let dry.

Step 3.

Cut a yellow fuzzy stick, and a gold glitter stick in half. Fold both in half and pinch the ends to look like the shape of a flame.

Step 4.

To make the candle, place the flame on the top of a jumbo wood stick. Start by wrapping a white fuzzy stick around the top of the jumbo wood stick to secure the flame.

Step 5.

Continue wrapping, adding a second fuzzy stick. Your candle should be covered a little less then halfway.

Step 6.

Click the “template” button to download and print out “This little light of mine” template. Cut out the template and glue onto the cup, as shown.

Step 7.

Decorate your cup with stickers, glitter glue, and a glitter stick.

Step 8. 

Have an adult cut a slit in the bottom of the cup, large enough for the jumbo stick to fit.

Step 9.

Slide the candle through the slit in the cup.  As you sing the hymn, you can raise the candle up out of the cup to let your light shine bright.

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