Make your own tin can lanterns & luminaries
Tin can lanterns
is a craft that kids can either do themselves, or do all but
the nailing of the holes.
Wash and dry the
tin cans, being sure to remove all paper from the outside.
Using a small tip marker (such as a Sharpie), create a design
with dots on the outside of the tin can. Then fill with water
Once frozen solid,
remove and using a nail (one with a wide head makes it easier
for beginners), place the nail tip on each design dot and
hit with hammer to create the design.
If using as a hanging
latern, don't forget to add two larger holes near the top
to put wire through.
Paint the outside
of the can if desired.
Add a votive candle
inside and enjoy the lantern!