Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Festival of Lights Edition 1

It is the time of year for my favorite event!  Over 300 lanterns and luminaries all lit and placed throughout the cafeteria!  The Festival of Lights was started, at Sunnyside, a few years ago by the third grade team.  All of those teachers have now moved to new schools, and this year, 2nd grade is taking on the amazing-ness that is the Festival of Lights. 

Each student creates 4 different lanterns.
These are the first steps of each of the lanterns:
2-Liter Bottle Luminaries
We paint the inside of the 2-liter bottle with tempera paint and wait for it to dry.

Starch/Tissue Paper/Balloon Lantern

After covering our balloon with starch and tissue paper, we hang it up and wait for it to dry.

Drying Starch/Tissue Paper/Balloon Lanterns

Drying Clay Lanterns

Roll out the clay.  Wrap it around a pop bottle.  Design the top edge and add details to the middle.

 Stay tuned for step two.......

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I love this idea! Could we chat to talk about how you organize the event? I would love to do that down here in Eugene!

    Amanda Edgecomb