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Valentine's Day Lantern

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Valentines Day Lantern CIY Video Poster Frame
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Sponge paint a mason jar, decorate, and add string lights to create a festive Valentine's Day Lantern you can display!

Supplies:

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Valentine's Day Lantern Craft Kit: 96 Construction Paper Sheets and 6 Washable Glitter Paints

Craft Kit supplies pictured above. Additional supplies may be needed.

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Steps:

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 1

1 To create a resist, start by drawing a heart on construction paper with a No. 2 pencil, then cut it out with scissors.

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 2

2 Tape the paper heart to the outside of a mason jar.

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 3

3 Using a sponge or sponge-tip brush, coat the outside of the mason jar in paint that’s on a disposable plate. Let dry 1–2 hours.

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 4

4 When dry, peel away the heart to reveal the paint resist.

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 5

5 To create a frosted effect, roll a piece of parchment paper and place it inside the mason jar. Use your fingers to fit it to the inside of your jar.

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 6

6 Fill mason jar with battery-operated string lights.

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Valentines Day Lantern Step 7

7 Add twine or ribbon around the rim of your jar and display!

CIY Staff Tips:

  • For extra sparkle, use Washable Glitter or Metallic Paint.
  • You can also fill the mason jar with other items, including your favorite sweet treats or Valentine's Day messages!
  • If your parchment paper starts to curl at the edges, tape the seam together where the edges meet.
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