Paper lanterns at the Just So Festival

One of the highlights of the Just So festival is the paper lantern parade on the Saturday night. All day on the Friday and Saturday families had been busy in the mess tent, weaving, gluing and sticking to make lanterns from a combination of willow and tissue paper, and by the Saturday night 360 paper lanterns had been made for the evening parade. The lanterns are easy to make and are a magical craft for the winter solstice, Halloween or Bonfire Night.

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Firework craft: fill the sky with glitter

bonfire night firework craft

The essential ingredient for any firework craft is glitter, right? For the simplest Bonfire Night craft idea take some black paper, add glue and glitter and invite your children to create their own firework display. We used chalk to draw in our people, adding an extra medium for the kids to try out. You could give each child their own piece of paper, or go big and have each child contribute a few fireworks to one huge picture.

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