Tissue Paper Lanterns

Craft your own colourful jar lantern!

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1 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 5 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

2 More About my Activity

Create a tissue paper & glass lantern with a unique silhouette design. Learn fun facts about light along the way and incorporate your ideas and interests into your creation. Add battery powered lights to observe the translucent effects!

3 What Materials Do I Need?

A glass jar, black construction paper, 2-3 colours of tissue paper, paintbrush, scissors, pencil, mod podge or liquid glue, table mat. Optional: battery powered tea light or fairy lights

4 I learn useful skills too?

  • Creative thinking
  • Personal awareness & responsibility

5 My Guide!

I’m a doodler, dreamer and maker. Some hobbies are drawing, graphic design & media arts. I’ve been an educator and home learning parent K-12 and love exploring creative pursuits through fun activities!

Fun fact: I have 2 tuxedo cats that love water!