Leonie from Kids’ Jozi shares her durable recipe for salt dough and an example of a completed candle holder project for children. You could paint stripes on these, glue fake jewels onto them and more.
Leonie is also a wonderful photographer and you can see some of her photos here.
At Shirley’s Preschool Activities you can also find a variation of the same project. The recipe has less salt in it than Leonie’s but there are detailed instructions and it looks fun. See Shirley’s Salt Dough Candle Holders for more. There are many more Christmas craft ideas for kids there as well.