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Monday, November 5th, 2012

Diwali Craft: Make a Lantern

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Materials:

    Brightly colored tissue paper (in the spirit of Diwali)
    Sequins or glitter
    Glue and Q-tip to apply it
    Scissors
    Clear glass jar (transparent)
    Craft wire (or even heavier string could work)
    Beads
    Small candle

Instructions:

  1. Cut the tissue paper into small pieces–depending on your child’s age, they could also do this step.
  2. Allow your child to glue the pieces of tissue paper onto the glass jar, using a Q-tip to apply the glue (this prevents over-gluing and mess with young kids).
  3. Let kids “garnish” the light with sequins and glitter as they desire.
  4. Allow to dry.
  5. While the lantern is drying, have you child string beads on the wire.
  6. Wrap the wire around the lantern. You can even create a handle with the wire to hang the lantern if you desire!
  7. Put your candle inside, and you have yourself a lantern!

© 2012, Stephanie Meade. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stephanie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent. She has two Moroccan-American daughters (ages 5 and 6), whom she is raising, together with her husband, bilingual in Arabic and English at home, while also introducing Spanish. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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  1. CommentsDiwali: November 5th | InCultureParent   |  Wednesday, 12 October 2011 at 1:10 pm

    […] for the celebration. The second day, Choti Diwali (Narak Chaturdasi), marks the beginning of lamp lighting and fireworks to celebrate the defeat of demon Naraksura by Lord Krishna. It is a day when many […]

  2. CommentsDiwali: The Indian Festival of Lights | HapaMama   |  Tuesday, 25 October 2011 at 11:32 am

    […] For a fun Diwali craft you can make with your kids, check out the directions for this lantern at In Culture Parent. […]

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