Making three of these snow lanterns took me 15 minutes, old yarn, glad wrap, a paper cone and normal crafts glue. When we did them with my the children, it took “a bit” longer, and we also decorated them with silver string and lila stars. The younger one (3) was quite tired when we did these, and he got quite quickly tired on putting the yarn on.
Here is how we made them:
- Make a paper cone the size you wish the lantern to be
- Put loosely glad wrap around the cone. Make sure you cover the top end too (and don’t glue the yarn to the paper cone as we did 😉 )
- Use a brush to spread the glue all over the glad wrap.
- Twist old yarn (or similar) around the cone. It looks better if you don’t do it quite symmetrically but use short bits and cross them over. Kids are better at this than adults! Make sure you leave bits of the glad wrap visible: when the glue dries it looks like ice and the lights shines better.
- Make sure you attach all the ends of the yarn properly by brushing over them with glue. I pretty much covered all the yarn with glue as well.
- Decorate if you wish to do so.
- Let it dry over night.
- Remove the cone.
- Let the lanterns shine light to the darkness with the help of small LED candles ( I wouldn’t try my like with real candles…).
I got the idea from the facebook group Lasten kanssa askartelevan ideapankki. The stars and silver string was our idea.