To say I’m behind on posting is such an understatement! We have had an unwelcome cold/flu/lingering cough visitor in our home for the past 2 months. All 3 of us have had it. So please bear with me as I try to catch up.
Oh how lovely is the evening!
I had been using Ivie’s violin lesson as a 30 minute knitting of finger puppets. So when I saw the little lantern children from the Lothians on pinterest, I thought I could adapt my finger puppet to the table doll.
I walk about with my Lantern
I made one for the Grade 3 class, one for a neighbor and one for us to keep. I used recycled sweater felt for the capes and it seemed to work fine.
Glimmer lantern Glimmer!
I’ve been collecting lantern ideas for months and finally settled on a style that somewhat resembles the tin lantern in Farmer Boy. Our teacher agreed and so I set about collecting 25 of the bit #10 cans. Thanks Ava!
High and blue the sky
The children drew designs on their cans and then I filled the cans with water and froze them. The ice provides support and makes it easier and safer to nail holes.
Rise up oh flame!
It took 2 sessions to get all the lanterns hammered — and the second session was a cold, rainy morning. But the children persevered and Grade 3 proudly carried their sturdy lanterns through the woods on our Lantern Walk.
Dona Nobis Pacem
A girl, a doll and their lanterns! We couldn’t resist making a lantern for the doll as well, but she uses a “pretend” votive candle.
© rw 2012