I know Mid-Autumn festival is long over, but the girl wanted to make some crab craft and I had wanted to try making the lanterns I seen on Our Everyday Things (link below), so we made two crab lanterns together. One for her and another for Niklas. As Niklas would never leave us alone unless we involved him in our lantern making, I gave him his own jumbo crayons to color his crab picture. He was so happy and just sat there quietly doing his coloring while I helped the girl with her lantern. For the very first time, I felt so peaceful. There was no argument, no snatching of materials, no interruptions! I think we can start doing more craft projects with the little one already.
Materials Used :
1. 1x disposable cup
2. Cardboard paper or paper plates or any thick paper (We recycled old paper folder)
3. Scotch/Masking tape (for taping the picture on the cup)
5. Sticks or Disposable chopsticks
These lanterns were a big hit with the children. The big girl loves to play the pretend fishing game with her lantern while the little boy loves to swing his around. This craft is really simple and I highly recommend you to make it with your little ones.
Original craft idea is from Our Everyday Things and you should really check out the lanterns Leonny did with her kids.