These lovely lanterns are sure to brighten up your house on a dark Winter night. They are easy for little ones to make and the result is beautiful.
You will need:
Glitter glue, sequins, markers and any other decorations you might like to use
Some olive oil
An empty glass jar
A battery operated tealight
Start by painting the whole piece of paper. We decided to paint our paper blue, but you can pick a different colour or even use multiple colours, too.
Let your paper dry. When it has dried use a cloth or paintbrush to paint the entire paper with olive oil. This will make your paper see-through.
Place your paper between two tea towels and iron it on a low setting to remove any excess oil. This is a step for the grown-ups, so please mind little fingers!
When you have ironed your paper you can decorate it any way you like. We decided to draw some swirls and a Star of David onto our lantern.
Now just let your paper dry, wrap it around your glass jar and tape it in place.
Put in a battery operated tealight and enjoy your beautiful lantern!
Miri is a joyfully Jewish homeschooling mother of three and lives with her husband and children on the south coast of England. She blogs at http://www.herewearetogether.