Holiday Craft: Solstice Lantern

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I admit it, I’m slightly crafty, so when Quentin’s teacher asked if I would like to give the class a small presentation on the Winter Solstice, I immediately began thinking of a “do-able” craft that was simple, inexpensive, and relevant but secular.
A paper lantern seemed to fit.

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Supplies needed:
small paper bags
stickers
pencil
scissors
something circular to trace
contact paper
tape

Instructions:
Trace circle onto front
Cut out circle, leaving the back of the bag uncut
Cut contact paper to twice the size of the hole
Fold contact paper in half horizontally, peel off the backing & lay it down on work surface sticky side up
Place sticker on one half of contact paper and fold other half over creating a sealed space where the sticker is
Tape contact paper to inside of the bag

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I finished them by placing a battery operated tealight inside each one.

A simple craft that can be altered to fit any holiday celebration.

I hope the children like them.

Author: Beth - Our Montessori Life

A mother of 2 boys and a Certified Montessori Teacher teaching in a 3-6 class. We don't homeschool, but our home is full of a love of learning. Most importantly, Montessori is not just school for us. It is our life.

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