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Take a closer look at lamps and lanterns in the Ashmolean Museum's collection and make your own lantern to brighten up the dark evenings, with a simple craft activity.
Particularly good for 5 to 11 year olds, and their grown-ups.
This free event was streamed on YouTube.
Please have these ready for the lantern making:
- 2 sheets white paper (A4 printer paper or similar).
- Glue stick or craft glue
- Black or dark felt tip pen
- Few teaspoons of oil in a jar or bowl (any cooking oil will do)
- Paint brush
- Bike light or battery operated candle
This activity is not very messy but you may want to wear old clothes/apron and protect table with old newspaper or similar.
The event was part of the Oxford Christmas Light Festival 2020.
This lantern is NOT for use with a real candle or flame of any kind.