Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Upcycled penguin lanterns for the Feast of St Martin

We wanted to make fun looking lanterns for our child's first St Martin's parade that would withstand the surprising G-forces imparted by an under-one year old. :)

Upcycling a plastic water bottle seemed to be the most natural option, as it would be much more robust than the standard delicate paper lantern and would cost almost nothing to make.

It wasn't too hard at all to transform the bottle into a cute penguin lantern with some black and white silk paper, orange and black foam rubber sheets, googley eyes and a little bit of metal wire.

The little one loved it. And the penguin survived.

We'll upload plans for how to make this onto GitHub sometime soon.

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