Mythical Creature Solar Lanterns
For the silhouettes, I googled fairy silhouettes, dragon silhouettes, and unicorn silhouettes. I made sure to reduce their size and printed very small copies.
I used a temporary spray glue to adhere the pics to thin cardboard.
I used small, very pointed scissors and an xacto knife to cut the pictures as precisely as possible.
From there, I basically followed the tutorial from this link here
I used colored glitter for some of the jars instead of just white
and spray paint to cover the brand name on the lids.
We used old jewelry, dollar store beads, and found seashells to decorate.
I pulled apart some dollar store solar lights to put inside of the jars.
I also sprayed the outside with a sealer to adhere the glitter better. I didn't want everything scratching off too easy.
Here are the girl lanterns
and the boy lanterns
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- Tomato sauce jars
- Tissue paper
- E600 glue
- Spray sealer
- Spray paint
- Cereal box
- Sillhouette printouts of your choice of shape
- Xacto Knife
- Small sharp scissors
- Old jewelry, beads, found objects, twine, etc
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Lin5863701 on Oct 03, 2017I love them. I have a project to do with my younger grandkids this weekend. I try to involve them so they take pride in their things. This should be interesting with 3 2 (or almost 2) year olds and a 5 year old. Fantastic idea, did I say I love them.
Viv32263895 on Jan 13, 2018I like this! Most "recycled jar" stuff just looks bland, even though I like the idea of keeping trash out of the landfill, but these are fun!
Ileen Stephens on Jan 14, 2018Thanks! That is super sweet of you to say...
do you have a link to see how you do it step by step? they are very cool looking