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Make a tin lantern


Make a tin lantern

What to do with this activity?

With a little help from you, your 8 or 9 year old child will be able to make a tin lantern to hold a tea light candle. Tins can have sharp edges so take care and wear strong garden gloves if you can. We suggest that you use a tin that has a ring pull opener as there won't be the sharp edge that tin openers might leave. 

Here are some clear step-by-step instructions from Wiki-How. Here's a video of a slightly different method from youtube with some pretty results. 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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