this thursday a week ago

Every Thursdays we babysit a little boy "K" I've been babysitting him since I was 11, two weeks shy of 12, and he was 1, three weeks shy of 2. I love the little guy like a brother, he's so adorable. Anywho, on Thursdays when he's over here I like to have some sort of arts/craft thing for my younger two siblings and K. 

This Thursday a week ago we made tissue paper lanterns..

This craft is fairly simple.

Supplies: Paint brushes. Tissue Paper. Elmers Glue. Brown Paper -Newspaper will do. Scissors. Glass jars -I used canning jars.

Prep: First I put down the brown paper just to lessen the clean up time for me.
Then I cut up tissue paper in triangles and squares and put them in bowls sorted by color.
Next I cut paper cups in half so they were a good size for dipping the brushes into.
I filled the little cups half way with glue.  
Then I set up the tissue paper filled bowls, paint brushes, and glue to look appealing to the littles -K will usually say no he doesnt want to do a craft, that is until he sees the setup then he changes his mind and wants to do it.

Process: Then they applied a small amount of glue to a section of the jar, chose the tissue paper of their choice and stuck it to the glued area. 
They did that until the entire thing was covered in tissue paper. 
Lastly we applied one more coat of glue over the entirety of the jar to seal it. 
And thats that.
You can put a tea light in it and it makes a pretty lantern. 
The glue and paper is only on the outside so it is fireproof!

The kiddos really enjoyed making them and its really simple. Hope ya'll have fun trying them out!

Much love.


  1. Awww... that is sooooo cute! What a good idea to keep little ones entertained :) I can totally agree with you on babysitting! I love it. Most of the kids I babysit feel like family now! Great pictures :)

    <3 Primrose

    P.S So... are you 12?

    1. Haha thanks! I know right? I've only babysat him but January it'll be four years and yeah he's like a baby brother to me. Awh thanks. Actually I'm 14 aha