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Quick Craft Post: St Martins Laterne

| November 10, 2011 | 15 Comments

St Martins Laterne

A very very quick post, that I wanted to share, as it means a lot to us.. though the photos are quite poor. We went back to the German Playgroup this evening to celebrate St Martins Day (it is tomorrow, more about it from our post last year!), a day when you traditional go on a Lantern Walk in the dark. I think it is such a magical experience for kids and I am so pleased that my kids get a chance to have take part. AND… someone turned two today!

Remember the Halloween Lanterns, we made a much simpler version and yet they were adorable:

A plastic bottle cut in half, tissue paper, a wire, an electronic tea light and a twig… you have a lantern.

Photos taken on phone, so apologies for graininess…

And… Happy Birthday Darling Little Girl. I love you!

St Martins Laterne

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  1. Kerstin says:

    Alles, alles Liebe zum Geburtstag kleine Pip Squeak!! :)
    Seems like you had a great day.
    We’ll think of you again tomorrow, when we’ll walk our lanterns behind the horse of St. Martin singing away at the top of our lungs. :))

    die Kruips xxx

  2. She’s so cute!!! Happy Birthday to your little one!

    Very pretty lantern =)

  3. Ahhh Happy Birthday to PipSqueak!! I wish I’d known! Hope you had a wonderful day together :-)

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    :-) thank you MaryAnne and Anna!! She is just too scrummily gorgeous!!! And I hadn’t really mentioned it to anyone, so don’t worry, Anna! Celebrating on Saturday!

  5. mermaid says:

    Happy Birthday to your little one!

  6. Joy says:

    Awesome, what a super idea!

  7. Mama Pea Pod says:

    So sweet! We used to love the St. Martin’s Day parade through the woods when we lived in Germany! Princess Pea made a sweet lantern at school this week for it, too, out of an empty baby food jar, some heavy wire, and some kind of paint – will have to find out from her teachers what kind they used. It looks lovely, and we took it out to dinner with us last night to use as our table decoration! (since we don’t have a parade here).

  8. Red Ted Art says:

    How lovely to use her lantern as a table decoration too! Lovely! :-) I bet it is really cute!

    If you don’t have the parade – do you still sing the songs? We love singing them!!

  9. Catherine says:

    Love those lanterns – gorgeous! And such a clever idea to use a plastic bottle, we’ve always used glass jars before. Happy birthday Pip Squeak, hope she had a great day xx

  10. Red Ted Art says:

    I guess the plastic bottles “evolved” as you get the electronic tea lights now and the “electronic laternen stabe”… (http://www.amazon.de/Riethm%C3%BCller-1003-Eppler-Teleskop-Laternenstab-elektrisch/dp/B000U78H2G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321178177&sr=8-1) whilst before you have real tea-lights and then a jar is most definitely better!!!

  11. Jo Ann says:

    Cute idea!

  12. Sonia says:

    Happy Birthday to your little Princess

  13. what fun craft – love the lanterns! Thanks for linking to the sunday showcase.

    Thanks for sharing on the sunday showcase


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