Lantern Making – Part 1

Last year was our first time at the New Mills Lantern Parade. We were all mesmerized by the beautiful lights, and decided that this year we would have a go at making our own lantern to take along.

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New Mills Lantern Festival 2015

This year the theme of the parade is “inventions”.  We decided on a space rocket lantern (mainly because it involves less tricky curved pieces than a lightbulb or a wheel!)

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Making the frame was surprisingly simple. Amelia helped to stick the willow withies together with masking tape, while 18-month-old Ciara had a good explore of our materials.

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And before we knew it, we had a (vaguely) rocket shaped structure.

Watch this space (lol!) for further updates! 🙂

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