-Smoothfoam sheet (we used 1”x12”x36”)
-Various sizes of empty wooden spools
-9 Wooden Dowel Caps: 1 ½”; 3/8” hole
-Blue kraft wrapping paper
-1 ½” wide fabric ribbon to decorate base
-Yellow, white, and gold paint
-Blue painter’s tape
-Stick on numbers
-Blue patterned paper drinking straws
-Clear masking tape
Paint wooden spools white and set aside to dry. Cut foam for the base to desired length with knife (mom or dad should do this part). Ours is 16 x 2 ½ inches in length. Wrap in blue paper.
Wrap decorative ribbon around foam base. Poke metal skewer into the foam and stack spools around skewer. Place straw over skewer.
Use painter's tape to tape off one side of the wooden dowel cap. Paint exposed side yellow. Set aside to dry. Attach numbers to wooden spools.
On the day to light the candle, the child will turn the ball around to the “lit” or yellow side.