Camp Creations Camping Lantern
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Camp Creations Camping Lantern

This glowing lantern project will remind you of the roaring campfires of summer.
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Paint Can, Small
  • Celebrate It™ Tissue Paper – Red and Yellow
  • Plaid® Mod Podge®, Sparkle
  • Americana® Glow-in-the-Dark Paint
  • Glow Stick Bracelets
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Pattern Printed from

Project Instructions

step 1

Cut a piece of yellow tissue paper that would fit around the can.

step 2

Apply Plaid® Mod Podge® Sparkle to the outside of the paint can. Slowly press on the layer of yellow tissue paper.

step 3

Apply another layer of Plaid® Mod Podge® Sparkle over the yellow tissue to seal it all around the can. Let dry.

step 4

Cut out a large flame (pattern available at out of red tissue paper and Mod Podge® it to the can as seen in photo.

step 5

Cut out a small flame in yellow and Mod Podge® it over the red flame. Let dry.

step 6

Paint interior of can with Americana® Glow-in-the-Dark paint. Cover bottom of can interior with paint too and let dry.

step 7

Add glow sticks for fun!


Cook Children’s Expert: This craft uses cognitive, fine motor, visual/spatial and social/emotional developmental skills. Children learn to focus on projects to completion and how to follow steps. They learn to create lines and patterns as well as cutting and scissor control. Awareness of direction and the ability to plan for the use of space in a project is another important skill used in this craft. Children will also gain self esteem and feel good about accomplishing a task.