INSIDE: Here is a simple lantern sun catcher craft inspired by Harriet Tubman for Black History Month. The lantern is a symbol associated with Tubman, who used it to lead hundreds of enslaved people to freedom under the cover of darkness using the Underground Railroad. Create this easy lantern craft inspired by Tubman’s bravery and let the light shine through it!
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Harriet Tubman Lantern Sun Catcher Craft
Print out the lantern template see below. Lay the template on a sheet of black construction paper. Take a craft knife or scissors and use the template to cut out the lantern.
Cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the lantern and tape it to the table using painters tape with the paper side facing up. Peel off the paper. Stick the lantern outline on the contact paper.
Use the yellow, orange and red tissue paper to create the light from the lantern.
Cut another piece of contact paper slightly larger than the lantern. Peel off the paper backing and lay it on top. This will seal in the tissue paper. Cut off the extra contact paper.
Display on a window. using a piece of double side tape to secure the lantern sun catcher to a window.
Supplies for Harriet Tubman Lantern Sun Catcher Craft
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- Lantern template
- Contact paper
- Black construction paper
- Yellow, orange and red tissue paper
- Craft knife
- Double sided tape
Age Suitability for Harriet Tubman Lantern Sun Catcher Craft
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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