Monday, February 6, 2012

Chinese Lantern Festival at the Allans

As mentioned in today's post for countdown to love, today is Chinese Lantern Festival. I thought it would be fun if we did a little lanterning for Family Home Evening. After a lesson about how Jesus Christ is the Light of the world and how we are supposed to be a light too, we did a lil crafting.
Gwen went to town with her new Fancy Nancy stickers (thanks Mama and Papa! She loves em!)
and Eric turned his into a puzzle-math-quandary. I love seeing how this man's brain works. I was perfectly content with the average lantern, but not Eric. He wanted to do something challenging.
the idea is for a spiral lantern...
you'll see how it turned out in a minute...
Gwen wanted to see the candles
and then when she realized I was taking pictures of her, she started posing... lol!...
the lantern lineup
with candles
my favorite: Eric's 'spiral' masterpiece! LOL!!!!
(I should add that the prettiest one, featured at the top, was also one of Eric's creations. But this one is still my favorite)
Caroline just wanted to play with the lanterns
what I mean is, she wanted to eat them. Surprise, surprise.

Happy Lantern Day!


  1. What a cute idea! I might have to borrow that one. We need to have a "best of FHE" ideas place to share.

    Tonight we did a lesson about the Holy Ghost. The kids went in their room and read a story from the Friend with daddy while I set up a simple obstacle course of toys in the living room. Then we blindfolded the boys and each led one of them through and discussed how the Holy Ghost guides us through life and keeps us safe. It was fun and hopefully they got it. :)

  2. I'm glad the stickers were put to good use! Hey Eric, did you use conic sections to figure that lantern out?

  3. Awesome FHE idea! I like it! We'll have to use that...even if it's not an official lantern day! You're awesome!

  4. I love Lantern festival. It was my FAVORITE holiday growing up. At night we would get glow sticks and put them on strings and then walk to the beach (45 min walk) while swinging the glow sticks around. And then at the beach where there are tons of other people there celebrating, we'd play with candles that we stuck in the sand, etc. So much fun.

  5. OOoOooOOooOOOOooooooo!!!!!!!
    I'm awed at how pretty those are! I must learn how to make them! And it seems like that would be a really fun activity for Gwen, too!