Today we made these little lanterns. It was a learn as you go project. We used what we had on hand, therefor we did not use orange tissue paper, rather black, purple and red.
We gave the children each a paper bag to draw a motive on, an outline, which we then cut out
then we added a bit of glue around the edges of the cut out (on the inside of the bag) and attached a piece of tissue paper. (For another time, I will be more aware to use the side of the bag that does not have the closing, and also to cover the whole side of the bag, as it shines through and shows exactly where the tissue paper reaches)
Then we gently folded the edges down.
here they are, Kaleena made the one with the cat and one of the bats, and Keenan made the ghost
The effect is really quite lovely although I still have not quite gotten the hang of capturing the mood of candle light with my camera:)
Needless to say, these are extremely flammable and I was careful to cut all loose tissue paper of, and used great caution when lighting the tea candles inside them.
~May your weekend be filled with the gentle glow of candle light~