Ramadan Lanterns | Tutorial

I’m all for easy projects for kids, but they have to look nice and be something I can use again. This Ramadan lantern fits the bill! I already love watercoloring with the kids. We use a variety of mediums: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Gellatos, Heidi Swapp sprays, Stockmar watercolors and our latest favorite Lyra Opaque water colors. The other day I watercolors a sunset sky for our Cave of Hira project on 90 lb. Fabriano watercolor paper. The following day the kids did theirs. But they never finished their project. Today, I took their unfinished work and repurposed it for this Ramadan Lantern. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out stars, then backed each opening with transparent ‘kite’ paper and taped it into a cylinder. I added a candle and called this project a success! Don’t have a Silhouette Cameo? No problem! Just use a stencil or free hand shapes on the back of your watercolor paper and use an X-acto knife to cut it out. Or you can use a Martha Stewart anywhere punch to cut shapes anywhere on the page.

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