Celebration Lanterns - Children can create festive paper lanterns to celebrate holidays, note a special theme, or decorate their playground.

Celebration Lanterns 15 minutes
An Activity for Preschoolers

Children can create festive paper lanterns to celebrate holidays, note a special theme, or decorate their playground. This activity will assist in the development of children’s motor skills and provide open-ended creativity in design.

Goals:
  • To create a 3-dimensional piece of art
  • To encourage originality in design
  • To assist in the development of children’s motor skills

Before You Start:
Discuss how decorations can enrich a celebration, and gather the required materials: construction paper, Colorations® Glitter Paint, crepe paper streamers, stampers, scissors, string and tape or glue. Provide Easy Grip Stampers that have images representing the theme of your celebration or season.

Let's Begin:

STEP 1:
Prepare bowls of Colorations® Glitter Paint in different colors.
STEP 2:
Dip Easy Grip Stampers into the paint and create designs on a sheet of construction paper. Let the paint dry.
STEP 3:
Once the paint is dry, glue crepe paper streamers onto one side of the construction paper so that they will hang down once the lantern is hung.
STEP 4:
Roll the paper into a cylinder with the streamers hanging down, and use glue or tape to connect the sides of paper where they meet.
STEP 5:
Punch two holes on opposite sides at the top of the cylinder. Place a long string through the holes, tie a knot and hang the lantern wherever you like.

Furthermore:
Lanterns can be decorated with glitter, gems and markers or using a variety of other tools such as rollers, fingertip sponges, dabbers, brushes or scrapers.

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