Aladdin's Lantern

Create an Aladdin's lantern

This activity should take 30 mins

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Lantern

Introduction

Constructing this make will help improve your child's hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they carefully fold, cut and decorate the paper to transform it into the lantern. It also allows them to experiment with different types of decorative materials - eg glitter, sequins, stick-on jewels. The make is a bit tricky in places, so be ready to lend a helping hand.

How to extend the magic

Why not help your child make and decorate a few more Aladdin lanterns. You could thread them along some tinsel and hang them up in your child's bedroom. While you're creating them, you could tell your child the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp which, when rubbed, granted him three wishes. Ask your child what they would wish for if they had a magic lamp.

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