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This Little Light of Mine

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Help your child make a shining lantern to brighten the night - and watch her glow with de-light.


  • tissue paper
  • brush
  • plastic jar
  • white glue
  • pipe cleaner
  • electrical tape
  • battery-powered tea light


1. First, tear tissue paper into 1- to 2-inch pieces (we used about 35).

2. Have your child use a brush to coat a clean plastic jar with white glue, then stick on overlapping squares of paper, adding more glue as needed.

This Little Light of Mine step 3

3. While the glue dries, attach the ends of a pipe cleaner to the lid with electrical tape, as shown.

4. Finally, put a battery-powered tea light in the jar and screw on the lid.