Celebration Lanterns

celebrationlanterns Children can create festive paper lanterns to celebrate holidays, note a special theme, or decorate their playground. This activity will assist in the development of children’s motor skills and provide open-ended creativity in design.


  • To experience different types of art using various tools
  • To encourage creativity in design

Before You Start: Discuss how decorations can enrich a celebration. Place a small amount of Colorations® Glitter Paint in different bowls. Encourage children to express what they see and feel when they view fire works. Provide bowls filled with a variety of different colors. Include Colorations® Glitter Paint and Dabba Dabba Dot Painters. Provide easy grip stampers that have characters representing the theme of your celebration such as 4th of July or seasonal stampers.

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Provide each child with an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of construction paper.

Step 2. Encourage the children to dip the Easy Grip Stamper in the paint to make designs on the paper.

Step 3. Have children add crepe paper streamers with glue on one side of 8-1/2" x 11" paper.

Step 4. When paint is dry, roll the paper into a cylinder.

Step 5. Punch 2 holes at top of cylinder and add string.

Furthermore: Lanterns can be decorated with glitter, gems and markers or using a variety of other tools such as rollers, fingertip sponges, dabbers, brushes or scrapers.

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