Last weeks challenge at Unplug Your Kids was Ball
Once again I thought we wouldn't have anything to show - with last week of holidays and school starting and all...But now we are back in routine and there is no tv in the mornings during school terms.. the girls had a bit of time on their hands this morning.. we are only 2 days late.. thats ok isn't it??
I saw this lantern idea on the Kids Craft Weekly Newsletter which has a Chinese New Year Theme this month.
And don't they look like balls?? So we did two things at once..
Chinese New Year this year started on 26th January, which is also Australia Day - I am sure the many Chinese Australian's had fun celebrating both days.. lucky for me, Chinese New Year goes for a few days.. so it still counts :) I live very close to our China Town district and each year I want to go down there and check out the celebrations, but always seem to miss out.. I also have an AsianMart on the corner.. maybe I should go check out what Chinese New Year Treats they have??
Cut red card/paper into strips (Now would be a good time to decorate with paint, or glitter before you cut)
Using a hole punch put a hole in each piece at both ends of card
Secure each end with a split pin going through all pieces of paper
Start to 'fan' the paper out
And a round 'ball' lantern shape will appear
Attach to a stick and you have a chinese lantern.. add ribbons or any pretty things
Here is a smaller paper one with a skewer for the handle
Now I just need some Chinese take out and a few more decorations and we will be set!
This Weeks Challenge : Colour