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.
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!)
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.
And before we knew it, we had a (vaguely) rocket shaped structure.
Watch this space (lol!) for further updates! 🙂