Rolls or sheets of crepe paper in yellow, green and gray
3 8½" x 11" sheets glassine paper per lantern
3 5-oz. cans, empty and clean (such as tuna cans)
1 yard gray ribbon (1½" wide)
3 tap lights
Cut crepe paper into squares, about ¾" x ¾". For each color, you’ll need about 45 squares. Mix colors together.
Cut three pieces of glassine paper: 4" x 11", 5" x 11" and 6" x 11".
Lay a piece of glassine on table. Pour glue onto a small dish. Dip one end of toothpick into glue. Make a small dot of glue
on glassine. Use tweezers to pick up a crepe paper square and place on dot of glue. Repeat, working in rows and leaving ¼"
between squares. Continue until glassine is covered, occasionally turning glassine over (crepe paper side down) and pressing
flat. Let dry.
With squares facing up, attach three small pieces of double-sided tape at even intervals along 11" edge of a piece of glassine.
Wrap glassine around a can, squares facing inward. Press to adhere tape to can. Close seam with small piece of Scotch tape
at bottom, middle and top edges.
Cut a 12" length of length of ribbon and attach three small pieces of double-sided tape to it at equal intervals. Wrap ribbon
around glassine-covered can along bottom edge. Use hot glue to secure at seam. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for other two lanterns.
Turn on tap lights and drop one into each lantern.