Earth Lanterns - Make light and airy "globes" to decorate your space for Earth Day!

Earth Lanterns 15 minutes
An Activity for School-Age Children

Goals:
  • 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.

Let's Begin:

STEP 1:
Assemble paper lanterns according to instructions.
STEP 2:
Using a spray bottle, paint the lanterns with a light layer of blue or turquoise, and then let dry.
STEP 3:
Paint the continent shapes with green tempera paint.
STEP 4:
Let lanterns dry, and hang them with ribbon

Furthermore:
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.

Products Recommended