What you need:
- Hot Glue
- Tissue paper
- Ribbon (I just used some ribbon that I had lying around, you can go all out or keep it simple)
Step Two: Organized the sticks into various size groups and trim down any that need it.
Step Three: Draw out different designs or shapes that you think would make a cool lantern,pick out a color scheme and get the needed sticks out and set aside.
Step Four: Hot glue the sticks together. After the hot glue is cooled (takes like two seconds) paint the sticks to jazz them up a bit.
Step Five: Measure your tissue paper to wrap all the way around the sides of the structure leaving the top and bottom exposed. Then paint the tissue to your hearts delight.
Step Six: Hot glue the dried tissue paper to your sticks structure, add some ribbon and vuala.
There really is no wrong/right way to do this project. Allow your kids to be creative with it, allow yourself to be creative with it. If you want to have a more chic look, go with very straight and even sticks and wrap the structure with a nice clean fabric. I helped the gal I work with make this one. She loves the movie Tangled, all things pink, and loves to paint, so we went for it. She did a fabulous job on hers and was so proud.
Hope this gives you a fun activity for this weekend.