Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Summer Lanterns

Back in the summer, we had some fun making homemade lanterns.
We took old soup cans, drew a simple design, and poked holes along our design . Then we added a tea light candle, wire for the handle, and tried them out in the dark. This would be fun to do for an evening party and decorate the outside with your lanterns. 

Easy, fun and cheap!
Need: soup cans (bigger ones work good), wire, tea light candles, hammer, and large nails
Directions: Freeze water in soup cans overnight (or till frozen)

Design your can with a simple design. Ideas could be a heart, star, smiley face, poka dots, etc.Have a parent or older child, hammer the large nail into design. The ice in the can helps it keep it's shape. Make sure to add two hole in the top of the can on either side to add your wire handle to it. When done hammering the holes in, thaw the can under warm water to remove ice. Dry it, add your tea light and wire handle. Now you've got your lantern!

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