Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

Today is the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar -- time to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). Even though we do not have any harvest to celebrate in our urban home, this is still a time to bring out lanterns and to eat mooncakes (Yummy!).  My little one had a celebration in school and had to make lanterns for a friendly competition.  Here's our lantern:

This lantern is actually a blown up version of a spinner toy made using modular origami.  By using larger pieces of magazine paper, it came up to a good size for carrying around.  Instead of using candles to light up the lantern, I made a little holder and placed a LED torchlight inside.  This makes for a very safe lantern, especially for young kids.

LED Torch Lantern

Did you make any lanterns this year?  Or have you managed to buy any ultra cute ones?  Share your lanterns on our Facebook Page!

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