Matariki lantern

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A lantern used to explain Matariki (represents the stairs)


small yogurt pots
tea light candles
pipe cleaners
pens / decorating supplies


Pierce two holes in two sides of the yogurt pots (opposite one another)
cut strips of paper to wrap around the outside of the yogurt pots

Each Kea gets a piece of paper to decorate however they please (though I try to get them to decorate with 7 stars for the 7 sisters)
the paper is then stuck around the yogurt pot
The pipe cleaner is stuck into the wholes to make a handle
The tea light candle is put in the yogurt pot (a leader to light them)

Go outside to see the lights!


  • lanterns
  • Matariki

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