Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Actually a dodecahedron (12 sided shape), the lantern is made with pentagons, folded and pasted. The folding is what creates the stars. The shape is beautiful with a candle illuminating it. These are simply illuminated by the sun.
I did these with my grades 1,2 and 3 classes, and it went better then anticipated. They all did their own cutting, and I helped grade 1s with the scoring and folding, and the rest mostly guiding and lending a hand for the gluing.
The idea comes form this site, I found a pentagon online, decreased it's size and went from there.