Lantern Supply List: 1 toilet paper roll, paint, hole punch, glue, ribbon or string, tissue paper, utility knife
Paint your toilet paper roll and allow to dry.
Using your utility knife cut slits around the toilet paper roll.
Squeeze your toilet paper roll so that the cut pieces bend outward. Use your hole punch to put 2 holes in the top of your toilet paper roll. Add ribbon or string.
Cut your tissue paper into strips. I let Cole do this part independently so his pieces were jagged and uneven, but he loves cutting and it's his craft, so I don't mind.
Glue your tissue paper around the inside bottom of your toilet paper roll.
Lin Yi's Lantern because not only does it show children a glimpse into Chinese culture and market life, but more importantly to me, it shows how making unselfish choices in life will be rewarded. This is a great book that prompted some wonderful discussions in our home.