Lantern craft 2009

Mid-Autumn Festival is just round the corner (3 October) and every year I would try to do something special with the kids as I would like them to grow up knowing and appreciating (if possible) our culture and traditions. One of the thing we do is to create a lantern together since mid-Autumn Festival is also known as Lantern Festival. As I was “cracking” my head for the craft idea, the girl came up to me and said, “Mommy, since we made a crab lantern last year, we should do a fish lantern this year!”

And so, that’s exactly what we did and here are the end products. 🙂
homemade lantern craft

Materials used:
Paper plates (small)
Paper cups
Crepe paper ribbons
Drinking straws/disposable chopsticks
scotch tape
Any sort of papers in assorted colors for the fish scales (either use crepe papers, recycled magazine pages, construction papers)

Related Posts:
Mid Autumn Festival Crafts 2008
Lantern craft
Mid Autumn Festival crafts 2006
Mid Autumn Festival 2005