Tin Lantern Project for Camping.Posted: June 18, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Developmental Themes, Field Trip, Holiday, large motor skill, Outside, Recycling, Sculpture | Leave a comment »
While you are setting up the tent and prepping a tin foil bon fire dinner, you can get the kids going on this simple and beautiful project.
Save some of your cans from the recyclables, fill them with water and place in the freezer, giving a little of space at the top for water expansion. Use these icy cans to keep some of your perishables cold in your cooler on the way to your camp site.
While unpacking the car, set up on a picnic table: frozen tin cans, hammers and nails.
Younger kids might not have the strength to punch a hole though the tine, but with a little bit of help and patience, they will master the task.
Direct the kids to punch holes in the tin all over and around. My kids also liked to hammer the ice inside the cans with the nails.
We put the tin lanterns around the camp fire at night.