Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I love this project.
And - even better - my babes loved it, too.
It only needs tin cans, wire, water, a nail, and a hammer.
Clean and strip your cans of contents, labels, and glue.
Fill it all but an inch with water, and place it in the freezer overnight.
You can make a template (I don't know how you'd get it to stick), but we drew our simple designs on with a marker. (It might be necessary to do it again when you're about half-way through, as the marker might bleed and fade on the frosty can.)
I put a couple of larger holes in the sides of the can first, and then handed the children the hammers and a smaller nail.
(I started Maddie's holes for her, making a small hole so it was easier for her.)
We strung them with wire...
and there you have it.
An old fashioned tin lantern.