Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lunar New Year Lantern Making Activity

Laterns are a traditional Chinese New Year decoration hung to chase away bad luck energy. Our children have been decorating our classroom with these simple latern decorations. The folding and scissor cutting strengthen small motor skills too!


My Boys' Teacher said...

Oh! I totally remember making those when I was a kid and loving it. What a great variation on the usually cutting lines on paper strip activities. Very cool. Thank you for the reminder!

P.S. Montessori said...

I have this on my art shelf right now! We are going to have a Lantern Parade on Thursday around (or possibly inside, due to snow..) the school :)

Robin Mitchell Cranfield said...

We tried this out with a few variations. Thanks for the tutorial!