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Make a Jar Lantern

Make a Wind Chime

What you will need

  • Glass jar (used yankee candle style jars are ideal)

  • String

  • Scissors

  • Acrylic or enamel paints

  • Brushes

  • Varnish

  • Battery operated tea light

What you need to do

  • Paint the outside of the jar however you want

  • Allow to dry

  • Brush over with varnish, allow to dry

  • Tie the string around the lip if the jar, leave a length to then tie to the string around the lip on the opposite side to make a hanging loop

Interesting facts

  • Moths are drawn to different types of light, put your lantern outside at night near a window and see what moths you can attract

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What you will need

  • Thick twigs around 15cm long

  • Beads

  • String

  • Scissors

  • Paint

  • Brush

  • Round disc or square of wood 

  • Drill

What you need to do

  • Drill holes in the middle of each twig

  • Paint your disc/square, allow to dry

  • Paint your name on the disc/square, allow to dry

  • Drill a hole in the top of the wood

  • Thread a long length of string though the hole in the disc/square and tie leaving a long length of string free

  • Thread the string alternatively though the twigs and beads

  • Create a large loop with the left over string so the chime can be hung up

Interesting facts

  • Wind chines are thought to increase life's energy, dissuade bad luck from a house and attract peaceful spirits

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