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Pattern page: Make your own paper lantern.
Pattern Pages help you make great projects! This project creates a paper lantern and offers lots of room for creativity.  You can use thin paper to let more light shine or you can use heavier paper (creates a sturdy cylinder).  Paint or use markers on translucent paper.  Cut out holes on heavier paper.  When you are satisfied with your pattern, roll the paper into a cylinder shape and tape it together.  Place your cylinder over a flashlight and voila! a lantern.  You can also place your lantern over a votive candle (that is safely set into a glass votive holder).  Be very careful to avoid flames and be absolutely sure to explain (even to babies) that matches, flames, candles and fire are never for them to touch - only for grown-ups.  Tin lanterns.

Visit storytelling to share the Bright Pink Bunny's lantern party and try our Illumination Night add-art pages:  lantern & Illumination.  For more, visit celebrating ideas.


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