Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CNY: Pretty Paper Lanterns




In honour of Chinese New Year, we worked on two styles of paper lanterns.
O was in charge of the first geometric lantern; folding and slicing the shimmery blue paper http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/crafts/paper-lanterns
while I worked on tiny tassels http://thesweetlulublog.com/2015/05/tiny-tassel-tutorial/


The second style of lantern was a super challenge from the amazing 'Just So Festival' in England! http://nurturestore.co.uk/paper-lantern
We've been working on pyramids for a few weeks https://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2016/01/sci-fri-pyramid-strength.html and https://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2016/01/animal-hideout-teepee.html so these tricky lanterns were a decent extension from weeks previous.


After we styled the skeleton skewers, we tried out two materials for covering; transparency paper and waxed paper. While I was deciding the best way to cut pieces to cover the sides, O presented me with her completed work!

 Lensless "protective" goggles

She was very eager to use the coveted hot glue gun!


As soon as it was ready, O was off and running to find our tiny book lights and a dark space!

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