Sunday, July 3, 2011

winter solstice

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.

They wrapped the sticky side around a baby food jar with a wire hook.  Then did a bit of decorating with some permanent markers.

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). 


  1. i love this idea, so nice to celebrate different days throughout the year. will have to remember this for next year!

  2. GREAT idea! I think we might have to start this tradition too. I've missed the shortest day but ah well... LOVE the lanterns.

  3. Beautiful photos and idea. Such a fabulous way to mark the shortest day and the return of the light. Gorgeous!

  4. I love that Shusma still has fun with the boys

  5. Thats's GORGEOUS!!!


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