Floating Candles

Every Harry Potter fan needs floating candles 🙂 I chose to make an easier version but there are online tutorials for very detailed and time consuming versions. I was worried about how they would turn out but after the reaction from the kiddos…all thumbs up!

What you need:

  • battery operated LED tealights-I used an 8 pack
  • 0.10 illusion string or fishing line
  • white printer or construction paper
  • paper towel rolls
  • clear tape
  • clear pushpins
  • scissors


  1. Use your scissors to cut paper towel rolls down to a variety of sizes.
  2. Tape a piece of paper to each roll then wrap roll with paper, tape and trim to fit.
  3. Use a pushpin to make 2 holes on opposite sides of paper towel rolls 1/2 to 3/4 inch from top for string.
  4. Cut illusion string into sizes between 12-24 inches in length.
  5. Thread each line into one hole, through tube and out the other hole then tie or tape ends together.
  6. Hang each roll from ceiling with a pushpin or tape.
  7. Add tealight candle to top and enjoy your floating candles 🙂


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