Last year we started a nice winter tradition of making lanterns and taking them for a walk on the shortest day (blogged here). I set up some papers and hole punches on the table and gave the kids a piece of clear contact paper (left over from book covering) to decorate.
We've used the plain jars with tea lights in the backyard for a few years now and so have a lot of them stashed away for summer. This year we needed something quick and easy that we could use right away.
Daddy B managed to come along with us which was wonderful, especially when the youngest party member tripped and skinned his knee and needed a shoulder ride home. Must take a torch next time, just in case of emergencies. Also the glow sticks were quite a fun addition to our walk (a lucky prize from school that day).