Mobile Version
 
Move your mouse over me

Move your mouse over me

Share


InsaneScouter Logo
Home > Resources > Crafts
 
advertise with us
 

Tin Lantern


Author:  SCCC

Materials:
Empty tin can (coffee can size is best, but any size will work)
Wire coat hanger, other wire or heavy twine
Candle (at least 1” shorter than the can)

Utensils:
Colored marker or crayon
Newspaper or towel
Nails
Hammer
Wire-cutting tool or scissors

Remove any labels from can and wash thoroughly. Using a colored marker or crayon, draw a punch-hole pattern on the can. Make a traditional design or invent your own.

Fill the can with water and put in the freezer until the water is solid ice (one or two days, depending on the size). The ice will keep the can from collapsing when you make the holes.

Remove the can from the freezer and place on several layers of newspaper or a folded towel. Using a hammer and nail, hammer holes in the tin can following the pattern you have drawn. You can vary the size of the holes by using different-sized nails. Make holes for the handle at opposite sides of the can rim. When all the holes have been punched, invert the can to remove the ice.

Use wire cutters or scissors to cut a length of wire or twine and attach across the can for a handle. (If using twine, be sure to lay it over to one side when the candle is lit.)

Drip wax from the candle into the bottom of the lantern and stand the candle in it, holding until set.
 


Other Pages you May Like
Gourd Turkey Centerpiece
Washcloth Bunnies
Leaves
Magic Wand
Corn Print Place Mats
Seasonal Gift
 
References / Source:
SCCC Pow wow 2003


Follow Us


Show Control Box

User:
  PW:
 
Forgot Password     Signup


 

Search:
About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement
 

An official InsaneScouter Sponsor
 

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Generously hosted by Techya http://techya.net/

SRSquare manages this site

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2015 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for training, entertainment and program purposes consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url of said content to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.