Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Make Recycled Fourth of July Table Lanterns

If you're looking for a festive way to light up the tables or pathways at your Fourth of July shindig, I have a super easy craft for you. These are ridiculously easy to make and a great way to get your kids involved in prepping for the big night.



Supplies

  • Red, white & blue glow sticks
  • Old glass jars, clean & label removed
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Dish soap (optional)


Directions


15 comments:

  1. OOO... cool! My kids would love this. Thanks for the 4th of July idea!

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  2. Do you know if a plastic jar would work as well? I'm just concerned about our kids breaking them in the darkness!

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    1. Yes! This works with plastic jars too.

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  3. Er, just a thought, but how is this 'recycling' when you are using single use PLASTIC glow sticks?!

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    1. I'm recycling the the glass jars I used to make the lanterns.

      I realize this isn't he most super-green craft ever (and if you feel uncomfortable making it, please don't). If you become aware of a re-usable glow stick option please let me know. I'd be delighted to try them.

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    2. Put the glow sticks in the freezer after use(when they are still glowing). You can pull them out and recrack them for another nights use.

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  4. These were a HUGE hit at my craft camp this week! The younger group played with them for at least an hour in the dark!

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  5. There is a glow in the dark solution using My Dew I think

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  6. If you put used glow sticks in the freezer, you can use them again.

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  7. How long will the light last?

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    1. A few hours. It really depends on the quality of the glow sticks. Some have a 3-4 hour lifespan. Some have a 12 hour life span.

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  8. Grammar Police: The last line should read, "It doesn't get any SIMPLER." Using the phrase "more simple" is grammatically incorrect and awkward. Also, ending a sentence in a preposition is very naughty. Don't!

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    1. You don't have many friends, do you? There are many other things to do in life than to troll the internet critiquing people's grammer skills.

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  9. Awe! SOME! Gotta do this immediately!

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