Starlight Tin Can Lanterns

By: Amy from MamaScout
Starlight Tin Can Lanterns
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Light up the night! Starlight Tin Can Lanterns make excellent scout crafts and outdoor activities for kids to make. This recycled kids craft is budget-friendly and super easy to make. The kids can use them while they're camping or as flashlights while walking around. It can also be scary for kids out in the woods, and these lanterns are perfect for night lights, making them feel safe when away from home. When you place a light in these recycled lanterns, they illuminate the night and shimmer like a starry sky. It's a great craft to get the kids outdoors and start exploring.

Classic tin can lanterns are great for nighttime activities and the outdoors. If you want to see more lantern crafts check out our collection of 23 Illuminated Lantern Craft ideas for Kids for some light-up fun! 

Time to CompleteIn a day

MaterialsRecycled Crafts

Age GroupElementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

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These are great for young kids and grandparents. I loved this, just wish I could have seen it earlier so I would have had more cans. Thank you so very much. I love your site.


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