Earth Lanterns - Make light and airy "globes" to decorate your space for Earth Day!
An Activity for School-Age Children
- To practice art in 3 dimensions
- To explore the shapes and colors of Earth
- To discuss the value of conservation
Before You Start:
Gather all materials needed for the project: Liquid Watercolor™ Tissue Paper Lanterns, Liquid Watercolor™, spray bottles or brushes, tempera paint, construction paper (optional) and glue (optional). You may want to lay down a cloth or newspaper to protect areas from the paint. Note: do not oversaturate the lanterns when painting.
Assemble paper lanterns according to instructions.
Using a spray bottle, paint the lanterns with a light layer of blue or turquoise, and then let dry.
Paint the continent shapes with green tempera paint.
Let lanterns dry, and hang them with ribbon
These lanterns can also be created to celebrate other holidays and occasions, such as Chinese New Year or even a camp or birthday party activity.